Wade Wilson already appears to have his hands full with Cable in Deadpool 2, and it appears as if his hands will only get fuller. In a recent interview, actor Josh Brolin has revealed that he would like for his take on Cable to appear even more muscular for the character's next appearance in the planned X-Force film.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the 50 year-old actor was quizzed about his impressive physical transformation for the role of the time-traveling mutant. "I worked out three hours a day, and I was off sugar," Brolin said. "I’m very happy with the outcome."
But why stop there? "I think I want to do something a little different in the next movie," the actor continued, referencing Cable's next planned appearance in the spinoff film X-Force. "I think I want to get a little bigger and see what that’s like."
In the comic books, Cable is widely known to have an impressive physical presence, one whose sheer mass sometimes barely registers as human. And yet, Brolin went to great lengths to transform his body to bring the character to life. Of course, his interpretation of the character in Deadpool 2 isn't as muscular as Cable is in the source material, but that isn't exactly an anatomically-correct depiction of a man, either.
Still, that hasn't stopped the actor from striving to get as close to the comic book look as he can. With a planned 4 movies in his contract, it seems like Brolin has quite a few years of hitting the gym ahead of him still.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.