Josh Brolin Talks Getting in Shape to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

When it comes to superhero movies the question of how the actors make themselves look inhuman often comes up. When it comes to Deadpool 2 the person who had to make an insane transformation this time is Josh Brolin to take on the role of Cable. In the comics Cable has been drawn with arm muscles hat are bigger than his head so it wasn't going to be easy. Brolin, who is 50 years old, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the transformation he went through.

"What I should have done was just f—ing blow myself up with steroids and then just eat ice cream and watch TV," jokes Brolin. "That's kind of what I wish I would have done. But I didn't. I had this great midlife-crisis idea. Buy a Ferrari? No, I'll get into shape. And it was just a dumb decision. I worked out three hours a day, and I was off sugar. I'm very happy with the outcome."

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When it comes to the misery of getting in shape it certainly had company. Co-star Ryan Reynolds said that while they didn't train together they did lament what they were going through together.

"I don't know how he did it," says Reynolds. "We didn't train together, not even once. We talked a lot about, like, how they shouldn't just dispense [arthritis drug] Celebrex in pill bottles: It should come in smoothies and sprays — you could have one that's sort of like a skin toner that you just fire on your face."

While Brolin is very happy with the outcome of his training he's apparently lost his mind and has decided that the best way to approach X-Force would be to get bigger.

"I think I want to do something a little different in the next movie. I think I want to get a little bigger and see what that's like."

It'll probably be miserable but you do you, Mr. Brolin.

Summary(?): After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Zazie Beetz. It will be released on May 18th.

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