Josh Brolin is selling tickets to the gun show!
Ever since Deadpool was released in February 2016, which confirmed in its Ferris Bueller-inspired after-credits scene that Cable (a.k.a. Nathan Summers) would appear in the sequel, fans speculated which actor would end up portraying the bionic-armed, silver-haired, and muscle-bound mutant soldier.
At one time or another, names like Michael Shannon, Brad Pitt, David Harbour, Russell Crowe, and Kyle Chandler were rumored for the role. But in the end, producers chose to pair Ryan Reynolds up with Brolin, selecting him for his gravitas and physicality.
And even though Brolin was only officially cast a month ago, he has hit the gym hard and drastically changed his diet in order to get a superhero physique.
“Cable’s coming, growing from the inside,” Brolin wrote. “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.”