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30 Amazing Actors Who Could Play Cable

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List RulesVote up your favorite casting choices for Cable!

Cable is the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey (well... Jean Grey's clone, but we won't get into that) and is of the X-Men who grew up in a dystopian future and was infected with a technovirus (hence the loss of his arm), constantly using his telekinetic abilities to keep it at bay. Comic book fans will also enjoy the best actors who would make a great Carnage as well as the new Venom (if we ever do get one). Rob Liefeld recently confirmed that Cable will officially be making his way to the silver screen soon. And since he co-created the guy, we think that he's a pretty reliable source. Therefore, we decided to pool together the actors we think are best suited to play Cable.

If you saw Deadpool, you already know that Cable will be appearing in the sequel. Hopefully, Cable will also star in his own X-Force movie, even show up in future X-Men flicks, or have his own solo franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No matter what, it's a great opportunity for an older actor to get the chance to play a tough, badass comic book hero. So which actors are worthy enough to play him?

Make sure to vote up all the actors you think would do a great job portraying the time-traveling mutant Cable. 

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  • The look, the build, the voice, the military demeanor, this guy was born to play Cable.
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  • Ron Perlman
    Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
    White hair, stark eyes, imposing, giant, devout geek following, and the guy looks like a comic character to top it all off.
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  • Henry Rollins
    Photo: .melanie / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    He's intense, he's powerful, he's built for it, and he's the right age. Rollins would make an amazing Cable.
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  • Adam Baldwin
    Photo: Raven Underwood / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Another actor with the nerd-cred to back up this casting, Baldwin's no stranger to military roles and plays the likable a-hole well.
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