Tuesday, 3 June 2014

With the recent release of Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and it's massive success at the box office, many have speculated that Fox are going to greenlight an X-Force spin off. The X-Force is a popular spin off of the X-Men comics and was conceived by writer/illustrator Rob Liefield in 1991. The team has included some of the most famous mutants such as Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Cyclops but it also features a myriad of mutants that the X-Men films haven't even touch upon such as Doctor Nemesis and Marrow. But the most famous member of the team is Cable, a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic abilities who also has techno-organic body parts which aid him with enhanced strength. The character has been a long standing fan favourite and many are eagerly awaiting his big screen debut. No doubt then original creator, Rob Liefield, has ignited the fans's excitement with a recent tweet, in which the writer stated:

Tom Hardy or Jon Hamm RT @Brendan42@robertliefeld Fill in the blank: X-FORCE starring "_________" as Cable ?
- robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) June 2, 2014

Obviously this is not casting news or even possible casting but it is interesting to see who Liefield wants to play the mutant. The suggestion of Tom Hardy is as interesting as it is obvious. The actor is one of the few working today who actually looks like a mutant, just look at his physicality in Bronson. But the actor's roster is pretty busy with filming for Mad Max finishing soon and his inclusion in Doug Liman's Splinter Cell. Also the character has already been involved in one superhero film and whether Hardy would want to attach himself to such a demanding and possibly, long-standing role, is questionable. The suggestion of Jon Hamm is also interesting but not as obvious. The actor has yet to establish himself as a strong film actor but thanks to the role of Don Draper in the successful television series, Mad Men, Hamm has become something of a desirable talent. It is not the first time Hamm's name has been specualted for a superhero part, his name was at the forefront of fan's decision to play Batman in Zak Synder's Batman V Superman. Whether the actor was considered for the part at all is unknown. Hamm certainly looks the part, with the aid of some grey hair dye and a few months in the gym. Yet this is just speculation for the moment seeing as Fox haven't even announced an X-Force film or the character's involvement in the forthcoming, X-Men: Apocalypse.

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