‘Deadpool 2’: Josh Brolin Teases Cable Cyborg Look

Josh Brolin is spending lots of time in the make-up chair transforming into the mutant cyborg Cable.
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Filming for Deadpool 2 is underway, and while star Ryan Reynolds has the luxury of hiding the disfigured face of the title character under a mask, his new costar doesn’t.

Josh Brolin is playing Nathan Summers aka Cable in the upcoming sequel. Fans of the X-Men comic book series know that cable is the son of Cyclops and a Jean Grey clone who is sent into the future after he contracts a deadly techno-organic virus.

A grown-up Cable travels back to the present as an adult, now a mutant cyborg warrior. It’s unclear what his relationship to Deadpool is or how much of the character’s origin will be explored in the film, but Brolin confirmed Cable will definitely be part man, part machine in a recent Instagram post.

Sitting in the make-up chair with his face half covered in purple plaster, the actor wrote: “Insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard. @bcorso#mikesmithson #deadpool #ivebeencabled#cableswole @weprevail

Of course, Brolin is used to time in the make-up chair: he’s doing double duty for Marvel playing purple-skinned tyrant Thanos in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Brolin’s also become a machine of sorts — in the gym. He’s been hitting the weights hard transforming into superhero physique.

The actor has posted several clips of himself working out at the infamous Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif.

“Totally clean: no sugar, no breads, no pastas, no drugs, none of it,” Brolin captioned the workout video. “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.”

We hope to see the results of his make-up and body transformation soon!

Deadpool 2 will be released next year.

Lawrence Yee
Lawrence is Editor in Chief of Fandom. He grew up loving X-Men, Transformers, and Japanese-style role playing games like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. First-person shooters make him incredibly nauseous.