Now this is a social media rivalry we can support.
Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin, who are suiting up to play mutants Deadpool and Cable in next summer’s Deadpool 2, each shared a peek at their superheroic physiques this week in competing Instagram posts.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefield fired the first shot of a shirtless and jacked Brolin, writing, “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall. I see the most awesome #Cable of all!! Crikey!!!”
Not to be outdone, Reynolds’ personal trainer, Don Saladino, clapped back with a photo of a shirtless and ripped Reynolds, teasing Brolin, “you still have some work to do.” He also linked to Reynolds’ new Men’s Health cover story.
But even Liefield liked what he saw, reposting Reynolds’ pic and responding, “Man, Deadpool 2 is like a fitness guru’s dream. Get ready for the gun show between Cable & Deadpool.” Bang, bang.
@joshbrolin , you still have some work to do. ? – Check out Men's Health's interview with @vancityreynolds talking about his preparation for Deadpool 2 (link in bio). Loved being able to tag along for the ride and watch this guy put the work in. – Are you guys pumped for #deadpool2? – Get access to my workouts at @fitner_app – Donsaladino.com for access to my free site! – #suitup #ryanreynolds #deadpool #xmen #maximumeffort #comicon #blakelively #superheros #marvel #comicbooks #coreworkout #trainingpartner #donsaladino
Brolin has also been going full beast mode to promote his new athletic fashion line, Prevail Activewear. He has a limited-edition line called Cableswole in honor of his Deadpool character.