Josh Brolin is on track to become a big screen Marvel Legend. Not only will fans see him as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but he is also signed on to play Cable alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson in the upcoming sequel, Deadpool 2.
For every actor that has the privilege of portraying a comic book character on the big screen, physical training is inevitable. Of course, given that Cable is famously illustrated as one of the more bulky mutants in the comics, Josh Brolin has to get into the best possible shape so audiences will be able to see the live-action big screen Cable we’ve always wanted to see.
Recently, Josh Brolin shared a photo on his Instagram account in which he is seen at the gym pumping iron to get in shape for Cable. As you can see, he ain’t playing around here:
Former NFL fullback Heath Evans also shared a photo on his official Instagram. In this image, we see him standing alongside Josh Brolin, playfully calling him “Old Boy” (in reference to his previous performance in Spike Lee’s remake of the Park Chan-wook film of the same name).
And look at him go! Josh Brolin has showcased a stunning physical presence onscreen throughout his filmography. One can simply flashback to when he first appeared in Richard Donner’s The Goonies, where we see him as Brand. And since then, his stunning versatility has showcased how much talent he has displayed for decades.
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Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!