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Josh Brolin Currently tearing Up Hollywood

You probably knew Josh Brolin for his star-turning performance in ‘No Country For Old Men’, at least if you weren’t much of a comic book fan. Nowadays, it is hard to talk about the grounded actor in any way other than his work within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The reason being? Brolin is the defining villain of Marvel’s decade of work, culminating in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which stars Brolin as the iconic Thanos. On the other side of the movie theater aisle, Brolin is starring in ‘Deadpool 2’ as the iconic villain-turned-antihero, Cable. ‘Infinity War’ is currently on track to become one of the highest grossing films int he history of cinema while ‘Deadpool’ will likely follow track, albeit at a more measured rate due to its R-rated nature.


If you were to roll through Josh Brolin’s IMDb resume before his work on Marvel, you’d likely see the ultimate actor’s actor. Brolin is notoriously fickle with the work he chooses to pursue and his dominating stature and gravely voice can make it hard to see the actor in any other kind of role. However, Brolin has been leaning into his turn atop the comic book ladder and now he is even getting a comic book made after him, the actor, Josh Brolin!


While Thanos was largely a CGI construct in ‘Infinity War’, albeit, with amazing graphical work, Brolin’s turn as Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’ required an intense fitness routine. Brolin was able to completely reinvent his body in order to inhabit the character of Cable, a super-soldier with biceps that would fit right alongside people like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The comic book that we mentioned above, named ‘Cable Built’, is essentially just a clever piece of media that follows Brolin’s nutrition and weightlifting routine during his transformation process for Cable. Fans who want to get ‘Cable Fit’ now have the outline laid out for them. With that being said, unless you have some of Brolin’s resources (namely Marvel’s intense interest in your endeavors), you might have some trouble getting there.

Josh Brolin Gets a Haircut for the Cable Role in Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin has been very busy in the world of cinematic superhero adventures. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brolin plays the role of the all-powerful Thanos. Thanos is the super-nemesis battling The Avengers in the upcoming Infinity War film. Over in FOX’s X-Men Universe, Brolin is playing the mutant Cable in the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2.


Whether Brolin’s performance of Cable will be embraced by fans won’t be known until the release day arrives. So far, all we have to go on is the image of the “cool Cable haircut” Brolin is sporting.


Yes, the hair style Brolin sports in the preview images for the film garners news among fans of all things X-Men. The haircut is not a perfect rendition of the one Cable sports in the comics, but it is good enough. Fans should appreciate attempt at being faithful to the comic character.


Casual fans of comic book movies might not think little touches such as recreating a faithful haircut means anything. Getting the look of the character right really is important and not just to the serious film fans. Crafting the perfect rendition of the character helps Josh Brolin out quite a bit as well.


Actors who feel enthusiasm for a role are more likely to perform well. Audiences do take to actors who really get into a role. There is a certain realness associated with enthusiastic performances. When extra care goes into making sure the character created for the screen is faithful to the original concept, a little extra enthusiasm is generated in the actor’s direction.


And then there is a big question that needs to be asked. Will Brolin appear in a solo film featuring Cable? FOX absolutely would love to add another hit franchise to their production schedule. Let’s leave it at that.