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Jon Hamm Is On Creator’s Wishlist To Play X-Men’s Cable

Cable is the time-traveling member of the X-Men who is the son of Scott Summers and a Jean Grey clone (it’s complicated). Jon Hamm is the preternaturally attractive actor who won a Golden Globe last night. Right after Hamm won for his role in Mad Men‘s final season, the creator of Cable — pouch enthusiast Rob Liefeld — tweeted that the actor is his “Dream Future Cable pick.”

It’s not out of the realm of possibility. Although Hamm has never accepted a role in a comic book adaptation, we do know Cable is a strong contender for Deadpool 2, as director Tim Miller has said he’d be “run out of town on a rail” if Cable isn’t in the sequel. And we almost got a big screen Cable even sooner; X-Men: Apocalypse reportedly derailed an X-Force movie that was in development.

As for whether or not Jon Hamm would want to play the straight man to Deadpool, we’re not sure. Hamm works so well as the comic relief who’s pestering the straight man, perhaps with a saxophone and oiled-up torso, not that Deadpool would mind.

(Via The Wrap)

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