Originally Posted by ThePowerCosmic
Not for me. If Cable was always shown as a young man, then I'd see Lang as wrong for the role. The guy looks just like Cable, age and all, so that's why I see him as ideal. Heck, Avatar even had him with some facial scars that slightly resembled Cable's. It's his destiny!
The safest choice doesn't mean the worst choice. Henry Cavill seems like a safe choice for Superman, Hemsworth's safe for Thor, Evans is safe for Cap, yet they're perfect for the roles(not yet completely sure about Cavill but it seems like it so far).
I think someone like John Cena would be the right age and powerful, thick-set build, but I have never seen Cena's film roles to assess if he can act. If not Cable, Cena might make a better Juggernaut.