David HarbourDavid Harbour, who plays small town sheriff Jim Hopper on Netflix hit "Stranger Things," is reportedly the front-runner to play time-traveling mutant Cable in "Deadpool 2."

The Wrap reports that Harbour screen-tested for the role, although the actor and 20th Century Fox haven't confirmed that.

Cable's real name is Nathan Summers and he's the son of Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. Cable's known for his bionic arm and cybernetic eye and other embedded tech that lets him hack any computer. He was first introduced in a 1990 comic.

"John Wick" co-director David Leitch will helm the sequel. "Deadpool" director Tim Miller left the franchise over "creative differences."

Meanwhile, we'll have to wait until October 31, 2017 for the second season of "Stranger Things."

Harbour recently appeared in "Suicide Squad" as a non-mutant, non-superhero government official and opposite Jamie Foxx in the crime drama "Sleepless." He also gave that awesome, impassioned acceptance speech at the SAG Awards that inspired all those Winona Ryder-reaction memes.

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Deadpool 2
2018
In Theaters on June 1, 2018

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles ninjas, the yakuza and a pack of aggressive canines as he embarks... Read More

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Stranger Things
NETFLIXTV14July 15, 2016
Based on 34 critics

When a boy disappears, his friends, family and police are drawn into a mystery as they seek answers. Read More

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