Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Starts To Prep For His Cable Role


Actor Josh Brolin shares pics of himself getting ready for the make-up required to play Cable.

Now that Cable has been cast, Deadpool 2 is in full pre-production mode. That means costumes, set designing, concept art, and make-up.

Yes, make-up. Or should we say, “Prosthetics.” Actor Josh Brolin shared two Instagram pics of himself getting literally plastered with mold-making material. In one pic, we can see the actor covered from the shoulders up with purple goo. In another pic, he’s mummified in plaster of Paris.

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All of this is for his role as the famous time-traveling mutant Cable. Some people may think that this overall head-mold might be a bit overkill, but it depends on which Cable look you’re going for. In some incarnations, Cable is shown with a slightly scarred face and a techno-organic eye. In other incarnations, half of his face, along with his eye, are both techno-organic components.

The extent of the process seen in Brolin’s shared pics may be a hint at what they’re going for—that is, a more dramatic cyborg look. However, Cable and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld shared a concept drawing of what Brolin would eventually look like in full make-up—and it seems much more conservative.

Production Details

Deadpool 2—No Official Synopsis

Deadpool 2 will be released sometime in 2018.

It will be directed by David Leitch, written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Drew Goddard, and wil star Ryan Reynods as Wade Wilson / Deadpool, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers / Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Stefan Kapic as Colossus, with T.J. Miller rumored to reprise his role as Weasel.