Cast member Josh Brolin wears the "Infinity Gauntlet" at a press line for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Cast member Josh Brolin wears the "Infinity Gauntlet" at a press line for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 26, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Josh Brolin is building his muscles in preparation for the role of Cable in “Deadpool 2.” The Marvel character is muscular in the comics, thus the actor appears to be putting in the effort to look the part.

There is the option to make Nathan Summers/Cable muscular by using CGI. However, Brolin is a professional who likes to put in the extra effort to make his characters believable. He shared a video of him working out at the gym.

The actor teased how difficult it is to build muscles. Brolin will is turning 50 next year, but he has managed to stay in shape. He seems to be the perfect actor for Cable, who is a soldier from the future.

In the video, the actor can be seen doing the dumbbell side lateral raise while a trainer tries to keep his shoulder in the right position. The exercise is performed to build deltoids. Given that “Deadpool 2” will be as action-heavy as the first movie, if not more, the time at the gym should help Brolin perform at his best.

In terms of look and costume, Cable is expected to follow the same design as the comic book character. He shall have the trademark eye with scars around it, and utility belts that make the character look menacing on screen. Add a robotic left arm and a massive gun, and the character promises the film to be action-packed.

Ryan Reynolds has been confirmed to reprise his role as Wade. His character and Cable form a dynamic pair in the comics. It will be interesting to see how the actors portray this relationship in “Deadpool 2.” The film is so far slated to be released on June 1, 2018 in the US.

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