Josh Brolin and Ryan Reynolds are both incredibly buff for ‘Deadpool 2’

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After using his Twitter feed to introduce us to Domino, played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz last week, Ryan Reynolds is sharing more from the upcoming and eagerly anticipated Deadpool 2. Ryan took to Twitter to share photos of Cable, played by Josh Brolin, in full costume. The first picture had the snarky caption, “We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE #JoshBrolin.”

Again, channeling his sarcastic on-screen character, Ryan posted another photo of Josh with the equally snarky caption, “Your premium #Cable provider.”

Josh worked hard to get swole as the bionic mutant future soldier and it certainly shows. He’s been chronicling his fitness journey on Instagram, and apparently, his fitness regime doesn’t include donuts.

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The 49-year-old actor, who also has a new athletic fashion line called Prevail Activewear, also posted some video from a recent workout and talked about his diet, stating, “Totally clean: no sugar, no breads, no pastas, no drugs, none of it. Fish, rice, eggs, veggies, water, one @bulletproof or @cavemancoffeeco in the morning. I’m almost 50. It’s a different time: our access along with some big picture discipline results in always surprising milestones. Get on the train.” I don’t want to ride any train that doesn’t include the occasional buffalo wing. Sorry, Josh.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld posted a photo of a beefy, shirtless Josh side-by-side with his comic counterpart on Instagram with the caption, “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall. I see the most awesome #Cable of all!! Crikey!!!” Josh deserves every last one lot those exclamation points, if you ask me.

Ryan, 40, also keeps in tip-top physical condition to play the irreverent crime fighter, as evidenced by a photo his personal trainer, Don Saladino, posted in response to Rob’s photo of Josh. Along with a pic of a shirtless, bloody Ryan, Don called out Josh, telling him, “you still have some work to do.”

And, like a proud papa, Liefeld reposted the shot of Ryan and admitted, “Man, Deadpool 2 is like a fitness guru’s dream. Get ready for the gun show between Cable & Deadpool.”

I don’t now if this is a fitness competition, but I know who wins here. All of us. Yowza. We won’t be able to see the ultimate results of these guys’ work until Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018, but I, for one, can’t wait.

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  1. Shijel says:

    Can I just say how much I loathe Liefeld’s art? It’s just ugly. Always has been. Like, everything he draws has always been consistently hideous.

    The actors all look good though so thank god for that.

    • Miles says:

      Yea some nerds were complaining that Cable (Brolin) isn’t “buff” enough and I’m just like THANK GOD! No one wants to see the big buff comic characters that Rob likes to draw on the big screen.

    • marc kile says:

      I agree 100% i know this is going to sound stupid but his artwork is just too cartoonish
      the shape of the character art is almost laughable sorry just my useless opinion.

  2. Nicole says:

    He looks great. I assume he got buff for both the Avengers and Deadpool. Sounds like he filmed them back to back. Brolin is going to have a busy summer. I’m excited

  3. Miles says:

    No one knows how to market a movie like Ryan Reynolds and the Deadpool team. I remember when the first one came out, some of the marketing material they put out there was better than some of the comic book films we were getting!

    Brolin and Reynolds look fantastic! I didn’t realize just how buff Ryan is under that Deadpool costume.

    Let me just add that I’m so so so happy they let Domino have a big ole Afro. It’s been nice seeing all the racist white cry babies say they’re going to boycott the film because of it.

  4. Esmom says:

    They both look amazing although Josh is kinda scary to me. Just a menacing guy, imo.

    As for his diet, that’s rigid. And I’m sure a big reason why he looks the way he does. But as someone who generally eats a very healthy plant based diet, I feel like life without bread or pasta would be just awful.

    • V4Real says:

      Brolin is playing Cable and Thanos , nice gigs.

    • Connell says:

      I agree with you, but going without bread, pasta, sugar would make sense for him. Brolin drank for years, was probably alcoholic. I know he’s worked hard, but frankly to look like that at 50, a lot has to be genetics. Ryan looks great too. He has a perfect v-shaped back.

  5. cleveland girl says:

    I applaud his discipline, but I think Josh looks downright frightening…and I am talking about the regular photos…not the ones promoting the movie.

    • Jess says:

      I agree – Brolin just looks terrifying, not hot. And I’m still so excited about Zazie as Domino.

    • L84Tea says:

      For years I had a slobbering crush on Josh Brolin for one reason alone–when he was younger he was the spitting image of my husband. They could be twins (in Brolin’s 80-90’s years). But yeah, as the years have gone by I think his harder living is catching up with him and he’s just sort of scary looking these days. So with a disciplined diet, he just looks like stripped metal or something.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree 100%, I said above he just seems like a menacing guy.

    • detritus says:

      Brolin’s been arrested for spousal battery, after knowing that I can’t unsee the scary.

  6. Lizzie says:

    the HGH budget on this movie must be through the roof. josh brolin is 50 year old alcoholic and smoker and with the exception of dieting treats his body like a dumpster. i’m sure he’s worked really hard…and supplemented with a big ol side of hormones.

  7. Sim says:

    Two words: Josh Brolin.
    You guys I think I’m getting into older men because I would have that guy for breakfast lunch dinner and everything in between. God Yes

  8. HadleyB says:

    Their bodies are great but ..their faces.. need some weight or something. Josh looks terrible, he needs some bread or filler I can’t decide.

    But after all the stories I have heard about him over the years = his personality is a killer for me and how much of a jerk and bully he is.

    • KiddVicious says:

      Yeah, that was my thought. Josh’s body looks amazing, his face, not so much. I like it better with a little fat.

      ETA: It could be the haircut that’s making his face look so harsh. Not sure.

      I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Josh’s dad, James, and I love that James is married to Barbra. And while I think Josh is good-looking, I don’t like the way he treated Diane Lane, and probably every female he’s been in a relationship with.

  9. Jojo says:

    Im sorry but Ryan’s abs look herniated. I understand that’s the look they are going for but damn, that looks painful.

  10. hey-ya says:

    ….its a shame people don’t spot guy photoshopping so easy…also whenever a star plays a masked character its usually the body double on screen…imo….

  11. Cat87 says:

    It must be so tough for blake likely to wake up to Ryan’s abs every morning. Fml