The folks over at Fox have another frontrunner for Cable, Michael Shannon. Sources at Fox have told The Hollywood Reporter that Shannon is now at the top of their list to play Cyclops’s futuristic adult son. And that Stranger Things Alum David Harbour has been put in the Phantom Zone temporarily in favour of courting Shannon to play the part.

The casting for Cable has been a very long journey, Shannon joins a long list of actors being considered for the role which included, Russel Crowe, Kyle Chandler, Pierce Brosnan, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang and Kurt Russell.

You have to wonder though, is Fox intentionally leaking names to gauge a response from its Deadpool followers?. After all, who can forget the now infamous Deadpool test footage leak. I for one would love to see Michael Shannon as Cable, what do you think? let us know your thoughts in the comments.