Actor Josh Brolin recently came out of nowhere as a sudden dark-horse choice to beat several contenders for the part of Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2, and presumably, the future X-Force movie. And the names he beat weren’t exactly nobodies either; we’re talking big name actors like Michael Shannon, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, and even Stranger Things‘ own David Harbour. (Don’t feel too bad for Harbour; he’s about to be Hellboy. It all worked out.)
So just how did Brolin beat them all to the part of Marvel’s cybernetic mutant from the future? Maybe with those guns…and I’m not talking about the kind of guns you shoot. I’m talking about those arms, baby!Josh Brolin was only cast about a month or so back, but he’s not wasting any time in getting himself into proper Cable shape. Recently he’s started to hit the gym hard, and has apparently already changed his diet in a big way so as to get himself into mutant freedom fighter physique. And now, via Comic Book, we’re starting to see some of the results of his efforts through his Instagram account.
“Cable’s coming, growing from the inside, Clean building from a past of donut travel to the present hard case that he is. No sugar. No bread. No pastas. The machine is being built. I’m pissed off.” You can see the pics of the newly jacked up Brolin down below.
Man, I feel sorry for whatever mutants are gonna have to take on Cable. Not to mention the Avengers–let’s not forgot that Brolin is doing motion capture for Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War soon too. Both Marvel characters are going to look almost as pumped up as a Rob Liefeld drawing from 1992!
What do you think of Brolin’s pics? Are you sold on the veteran actor as Cable even more now, or less? Let us know down below in the comments.
Images: Marvel Comics
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