Josh Brolin is getting seriously jacked for his role as Cable in Deadpool 2

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When it was recently announced, after what felt like years worth of casting rumours, that Josh Brolin would, in fact, be playing time-travelling mutant Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2, there were some fans that were a bit confused. Brolin was already playing Thanos, a major comic book character over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now he was pulling double duty over in Fox’s X-Men universe?

Of course for Marvel, Brolin won’t actually be seen on screen, as Thanos’ hugely muscular purple form will be created with CGI over his motion-captured acting. When it comes to playing Cable though, it appears that Brolin is getting all the required muscles the old fashioned way: by hitting the gym and getting jacked like a motherf#$&er!

The 49-year old veteran actor recently took to Instagram to post a video of his prep work for the role, which apparently has even impressed walking mountain of muscle and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe alum Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) to the point that he asked “What the f*ck happened to you?!”. Brolin also revealed his “totally clean” eating regime of “no sugar, no breads, no pastas, no drugs, none of it. Fish, rice, eggs, veggies, water, one [coffee] in the morning.” Well, the results certainly show as you can see below.

Quietly, the "Team" is killing it. It takes a small village: @justindlovato at @iambuilt, Jonathon Phillips @hbmaxmuscle, @goldsgym and some discipline. Just saw @davebautista at the gym and he said: "What the f*ck happened to you?!" Haha. Best compliment ever. Totally clean: no sugar, no breads, no pastas, no drugs, none of it. Fish, rice, eggs, veggies, water, one @bulletproof or @cavemancoffeeco in the morning. I'm almost 50. It's a different time: our access along with some big picture discipline results in always surprising milestones. Get on the train. #wedontfuckaround. #itaintthathard #startslowandlight @weprevail #ryanreynoldsismybitch

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Ha! Got to love that last hashtag!

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Deadpool 2 will be directed by John Wick’s David Leitch, and is scheduled for release on 1 June 2018. Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his titular role as the Merc With the Mouth, while Morena Baccarin will be back as love interest Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapacic as Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Newcomers to the cast include Zazie Beetz as Domino, and Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna in an undisclosed “key role”. The Strain’s Jack Kesy has also recently joined the cast, and although there’s no official word on who he will be playing, rumours are that it could be classic X-Men villain Black Tom Cassidy.

Last Updated: June 14, 2017

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Swole af, fam!

  • Hammersteyn

    You get people that play super heroes sure, then you get Josh who plays Thanos and Cable, I mean damn, what’s next? Darkseid?

    • Jim of the Banana

      Damn, he could be Darkseid too

      • Hammersteyn

        The man’s a legend, last movie I saw of his was Hail, Caesar! and before that Sicario.

  • Original Heretic

    49. 49 and he’s doing that.
    Good man! Proves that you’re never too old.
    Next he can take on the role of Silver Raleigh.

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    With the time and money … sure anyone could look like that.

    Just saying.

    • Draco Lusus

      You seem to forget motivation, all the money in the world couldn’t buy that motivation for some people.

      • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

        Individuals have motivation – he is being “motivated”.

        Again, his got the time/money – and who knows, maybe even in his contract for the roles his playing, he needs to now look the part.

        Take ALL the Marvel movies for example.

        Majority of all the main actors have gone through instant transformations for their roles/characters and what would you know … this is a marvel movie too xD

        So yes, you are correct, some people don’t need the motivation but Josh Brolin is an actor and for him it’s different. His clearly not doing this alone (personal trainer and being told what to eat) and time/money is on his side here.

        • Instant? This takes months.

          • Jim of the Banana

            Years if you’re a Rincey

          • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

            Bro … you know what I mean.

            They got personal trainers, eating right, working about 2 – 3 times a day.
            What they accomplish in 3 months, most people only get in a year or so.

            Don’t come here with your tendances 😛

  • Jim of the Banana

    Seriously what type of synthetic horse steroids/growth hormones are these guys using? Sure, you could argue that most actors are competent athletes (and benefit from being able to exercise for hours during a normal day), but how on Earth can a 49 year build muscle like he’s in his early twenties?

    • Easily, if you are a motha**cker! You on the other hand, hahahah!

      • Jim of the Banana

        I will keel youuuuu

  • WTF win!

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