At the risk of contributing to the pattern of clickbait, Josh Brolin really does have impressive guns in Deadpool 2. By guns, we mean muscles so big that Dave Bautista saw them and went, “What the f–k happened to you?!”
Brolin, who plays the time-displaced mutant Cable in Fox’s Marvel sequel, documented his transformation and silly encounter with the Guardians of the Galaxy actor in a video posted to Instagram Monday. Lifting weights at a Gold’s Gym, Brolin praised his training team, including personal trainer Justin David Lovato, for bringing the “discipline.”
The actor called Bautista’s reaction to his physique the “best compliment ever,” and said it’s due to his diet of fish, rice, eggs, veggies, water, and more “clean” foods. Check out his Cable transformation thus far in the below video.
Quietly, the "Team" is killing it. It takes a small village: @justindlovato at @iambuilt, Jonathon Phillips @hbmaxmuscle, @goldsgym and some discipline. Just saw @davebautista at the gym and he said: "What the f*ck happened to you?!" Haha. Best compliment ever. Totally clean: no sugar, no breads, no pastas, no drugs, none of it. Fish, rice, eggs, veggies, water, one @bulletproof or @cavemancoffeeco in the morning. I'm almost 50. It's a different time: our access along with some big picture discipline results in always surprising milestones. Get on the train. #wedontfuckaround. #itaintthathard #startslowandlight @weprevail #ryanreynoldsismybitch
Also spotted is Brolin’s more Cable-appropriate haircut, which he sported in a previous photo with his son, Trevor Brolin. The character, a.k.a. Nathan Summers, originated in the comics as the son of Cyclops (hence his glowing eye) and a clone of Jean Grey (hence his psychic abilities). Through a trip to an apocalyptic future, Cable grew to become a hulking mercenary with a bionic arm and massive guns (both figurative and literal ones).
Brolin joins a growing roster of newcomers to Deadpool 2 like Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz as the mutant Domino and The Strain‘s Jack Kesy as the reported villain. Ryan Reynolds also returns as the Merc with the Mouth alongside Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, and Brianna Hildebrand. David Leitch takes over for Tim Miller as director.