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.