One of the most exciting things about Deadpool 2 is the introduction of Cable, played by #JoshBrolin. We're a year away from seeing the film, but fans have had a hard time waiting for an official look at the beloved mutant soldier.
Fortunately, Brolin hasn't been shy with teases. He's already showed off his impressive biceps and signature haircut. Now he's given us perhaps the most tantalizing tease yet from his transformation — specifically, his face's transformation.
The actor took to Instagram to share a photo of the special effects team preparing Cable's bionic prosthesis. Check it out:
The actor shared this awesomely dramatic description of his Cable transformation:
"Insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two... molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard."
Yes, #Cable is coming together quite nicely. Deadpool 2 started production a few weeks ago, which means Brolin hasn't started filming. Still, it's exciting to get these teases, slowly assembling the large puzzle of Cable's look — but Brolin may have inadvertently shared the most important part of the character with his picture.
Josh Brolin Just Gave Us The Best Idea Of What Cable Will Look Like
Cable is a cyborg, and seeing how he's a warrior, he has multiple scars and exposed metal sections throughout his body (for example, his metal arm). Curiously enough, most comic book incarnations depict his face as intact, with the only scarred section being his right eye. However, there are also other versions that, while less common, depict Cable with half of his face being metal. The best example of this came in the 2013 Deadpool video game:
That's where Josh Brolin's picture comes in. The right half of his face is covered in the prosthetic mold, which points to his face being half-machine.
And it does make sense: Deadpool established a very specific aesthetic for the Deadpool universe. The R-rating allowed the film to get into gruesome aspects of its characters' physiques. (Case in point, #Deadpool himself.) The movie pulled no punches in showing us how brutal his transformation was. Going by Cable's half metal face, the gruesome approach will also be taken with him.
That's great because if Brad Pitt's leaked concept art as the character is anything to go by, the movie's combination of metal and flesh won't be pretty. We'll be able to see Cable in action once #Deadpool2 lands in theaters on June 1, 2018.
What do you think about Cable's look in Deadpool 2? Would you have preferred him only having one scarred eye? Let me know in the comments!