The most important character in the upcoming "Deadpool 2" movie is Cable and star Ryan Reynolds has said that he wants the actor cast to be an A-list actor. The reason is because they need this actor to carry more than just one movie. That is part of the reason that Brad Pitt has taken his name out of contention to play the superhero.

Why did Brad Pitt pull out of 'Deadpool 2'?

"Deadpool 2" added director David Leitch to take over the franchise and he was at CInemaCon this past week. When asked about Brad Pitt and the character of Cable, he was bluntly honest.

Leitch said that Brad was very interested in playing Cable. However, things did not work out schedule-wise and if Pitt couldn't free up the time to play Cable in "Deadpool 2," that was a bad omen for any of the future movies that feature Cable in the X-Men universe. The main reason given was that Brad Pitt is working on getting the second movie in the "World War Z" franchise off the ground and that is where he is focusing his attention right now. Originally, Michael Shannon was supposed to play the role, despite playing General Zod in "Man of Steel," but he had to back out as well. Russell Crowe is the top choice of Rob Liefeld, the man who created Cable in Marvel Comics,

Why is Cable so important?

The person that Fox casts to play Cable in "Deadpool 2" has to be a big star - and someone at least equal to a Brad Pitt.

This is because Cable is a hugely important character for Deadpool, the straight man to the sarcastic Deadpool. In Marvel Comics, Cable is Nathan Summers, the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jene Grey in the "Age of Apocalypse" parallel universe. However, he is much more important than that because Cable is also the man who takes the New Mutants and morphs them from young future X-Men members into the hugely popular X-Force team.

"The New Mutants" is in development right now with Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") as the director. After "Deadpool 2," there are plans to make "X-Force," which is going to feature Cable. He will be the selling point of the movie, so fans will want to see a strong actor in the role.