ByPeter Matthews, writer at Creators.co
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Peter Matthews

X-Men fans are already looking forward to the next movie [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267), which was teased in the post credits scene of Days Of Future Past, and that we know will feature Apocalypse and the Four Horsemen.

We've seen some discussion on who those four horsemen will be, as well as some tracking all the mutants featured in X-Men Days of Future Past, but so far we have heard little about another character that looks set for X-Men Apocalypse:

Cable: Savior or Horseman in X-Men Apocalypse?

Cable is a powerful cyborg mutant from the future, one of the most popular X-Men characters around, and his fate is closely linked with that of Apocalypse.

Originally the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and a clone of Jean Grey, Cable was kidnapped as a child and experimented on - and had to deal with his mother turning insane.

Later, after Cyclops and the real Jean Grey finally took a young Cable into their care, he develops some of his telekinetic abilities. Apocalypse, however, then puts a techno-virus on young Cable, and mutants from the future travel back in time to rescue him.

They tell him that he was targeted because, in the future, he would become humanity's savior against the evil of Apocalypse.

Cable certainly has the look of a dystopian soldier. His arm becomes metal from Apocalypse's virus, and he is extremely battle scarred.

Time traveling plays a big part in any plot involving Cable, and given its prominence in the plot of Days of Future Past, along with his key role in the fight against Apocalypse, Cable is a prime candidate to feature in [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267).

But his record is not always completely clean. He has sometimes figured as a Horseman of the Apocalypse, he has fought against Charles Xavier and killed members of the X-Men, as well as traveling across time and space with the demented, anarchic, joker killer that is [Deadpool](movie:38663).

So do you want to see Cable in X-Men Apocalypse - and, if he does join, what part would you like to see him play?

Write in with your thoughts below the line!

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