It’s time to load up on chimichangas and hit the weight room, or maybe just hit the weight room. Yesterday, Josh Brolin shared a photo on his Instagram of him spending time in the gym in preparation for his upcoming role as Cable. After a lengthy casting process, the team behind Deadpool 2 decided on Brolin to play the newest addition to Wade Wilson’s crew. Many Hollywood actors were rumored to be up for the part including Pierce Brosnan, and Steven Lang. Ultimately, the role went to Brolin.
He now appears to be bulking up for his turn as Cable, and rightly so, as the character is depicted in the comics as a massive brute. Brolin, who already plays a very prominent figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thanos (with the help of motion capture), is a good fit for the role of Cable, he can be made to look the part and as we can see is already working on the physique, plus we all know how versatile Brolin has shown to be over the years.
The son of Scott Summers, better known as Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor, a clone of Jean Grey, Cable has telekinetic and telepathic abilities. Bringing in a far less mainstream character, seems like a good move for the franchise. It’s not like Deadpool was a household name before last year’s film, and continuing the pattern that worked so beautifully in the first film with Negasonic Teenage Warhead, is probably the best way to go.
Another aspect of bringing the lesser known Cable in is that he and Deadpool teamed up for a series of comic books from 2004-2008, called Cable and Deadpool, so there are already many storylines for the writers to pull from. Deadpool took theaters by storm in February 2016, pulling in over $780 million worldwide on a $58 million budget, with a fairly even split between domestic and foreign markets.
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