This has been quite a year for Josh Brolin. First as the intergalactic villainous Titan, Thanos, in Avengers: Infinity War, and now he’s portraying the time-traveling cybernetic mutant soldier, Cable, in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Playing two popular characters in the Marvel wheelhouse is quite the workload and in an interview with Comicbook.com, Brolin describes the differences in preparation both roles took:
“Even though there’s a movement coach [on Avengers: Infinity War], and Terry Notary who is a great movement coach who is really good friends with Andy Serkis and that whole thing that they did in the mo-cap thing. That was great but I didn’t have to be in great shape. There were cheat days every day.”
He definitely turned heads with his massive physique, and the results can be seen on the 50-year-old’s Instagram page. The person who was most impressed after running into each other at the gym was Dave Bautista, the former wrestler turned actor, who portrays Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Vol. 2.
Brolin went on to elaborate how his stamina came in handy when being directed by David Leitch, a former stuntman-turned-director off the success of John Wick:
“I did a four and a half minute no cut fight sequence [in a previous film]. I’ve done that kind of stuff. But I had a really good time with [David Leitch]. Those fight sequences, when it comes to him, we would rehearse these fight sequences and then we’d show up and he’d be like, ‘Why don’t you change that? Change that?’ And I’m going, ‘No!'”
He can handle crazy stunts but how did he handle the onslaught of Deadpool jokes concerning his role as Thanos leading up to the release of the film:
“I had a feeling there’d be a Goonies joke just because he’s a pop guy. The Thanos thing, I didn’t think of it in those terms, and then when it started to materialize and people started to focus on Infinity War, of course he’s going to take that marketing possibility and exploit it as much as possible!”
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on May 18, 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!