Josh Brolin teases makeup for Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

By Wade Sheridan  |  April 19, 2017 at 1:24 PM
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April 19 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin showed off his makeover to portray time-traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2.

"You know, just meditating. #deadpool2 #clostraphobiarocks," the actor captioned one behind-the- scenes photo Tuesday as he gets make-up and prosthetics for the role.

"Oh, you thought the other one was gnarly. Ha!" Brolin captions a second image with his face covered by a mask.

Brolin was announced for the Cable role after Michael Shannon was reported to be Fox's top choice to portray the X-Men character in March. Stranger Things star David Harbour was also on the studio's shortlist.

You know, just meditating. #deadpool2 #clostraphobiarocks #ryanreyondsismybitch #umguys

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Cable is the second Marvel Comics character for Brolin, 49. He portrayed the villainous Thanos in Disney's Marvel cinematic universe, which is separate from Fox's X-Men series of films.

The character also known as Nathan Summers hails from the future and is the adult son of X-Men character Cyclops. He is often paired with Deadpool in the Marvel comics as the duo shared a 50-issue series together.

Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by John Wick co-helmer David Leitch is set to begin production in June in Vancouver.

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