Deadpool 2 star Josh Brolin is showing off his toned Cable physique in a very revealing online post. Brolin, of course, has been in heavy training mode since April when 20th Century Fox announced that the acclaimed actor was cast to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the hotly anticipated follow-up to the 2016 blockbuster Deadpool. Since his casting, Brolin has taken to social media often, either to reveal behind-the-scenes photos of his life-casting sessions in Deadpool 2’s makeup effects shop or to share videos of his intense workout regimen.
And while filming is underway for Brolin on Deadpool 2, the actor has hardly let up on sharing more with fans via Instagram (make that a lot more). In his latest post, Brolin is posing nude in front of his mirror, grimacing at his smartphone while taking a selfie, with his wife, Kathryn Boyd, flexing her muscles at his side. Clearly Brolin was intent on showing off more than his abs, and he no doubt has the internet’s attention.
The Instagram post appears to promote a merchandise brand called Prevail Activewear, although it’s hard to discern just what that activewear is since Brolin isn’t wearing a stitch of clothing (presumably, the post has something to do with what his wife is wearing). Judging from the language of his online post (see below), Brolin wants to create some consumer hysteria with the clothing brand and “sell everything so we’ll be left with nothing to wear.”
While Brolin’s latest photo doesn’t obviously tell fans a thing about Deadpool 2, the photo in this case is still worth a thousand words when it comes to the actor’s commitment to playing Cable – and that’s before he puts on any bit of the character’s costume.
Still sporting the Cable hairdo that he revealed in an Instagram post last month, Brolin’s new photo demonstrates that he’s pumped in both the physical and emotional sense about playing the coveted role, and going about it in a humorous sort of way. How could he not? He is, after all, acting opposite the guy who completely embodies the Merc with a Mouth. The only potential downfall of the photo is that the ever-effervescent Reynolds is bound to parody Brolin’s nude pose at some point.
While Deadpool 2 isn’t due in theaters for about another 10 months, with any luck, Brolin will soon unveil his Cable costume for fans to marvel at, too. Until then, his (strip) teaser photos will have to suffice.