“And So It Begins”- Ryan Reynolds Resumes His Superhero Training for Deadpool 3

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With Deadpool 3 in the works, fans are eager to see Ryan Reynolds back as one of their characters. And one of the most intense parts of getting back in the game is getting back in shape for the role. We have seen many stars go through intense body transformations for their roles. From Hugh Jackman in Wolverine to Christian Bale in literally everything, different actors have different methods. So was the case for Reynolds. He got buffed for Blade: Trinity; looked like a beefcake in Green Lantern, and was heavenly for a moment in The Proposal. So what did he need to do for Deadpool?

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

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Ryan Reynolds hits the gym to buff up for Deadpool

Playing a superhero is never easy. Not only they are shredded or beefed in the comics, but you also have to resemble them the best you can. Henry Cavill in Man of Steel took looking godly to the next level, and Ben Affleck as Batman, another beautiful specimen of peak fitness. The list is long, but Ryan still manages to land on the better side of it.


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At the age of 45, he doesn’t work out as intensely as he used to back when he was green. But that also doesn’t imply that he slacks. “I can say Ryan is in the best shape of his life now,” Don Saladino says. “Better results are coming now than he saw years ago, and he doesn’t leave the gym feeling wiped out.”  Being a long-time personal trainer to Reynolds, Don, also has had other celebrities like Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, Liev Schrieber, and Blake Lively to have worked with him on different projects.

ryan reynolds don saladino
Ryan Reynolds with personal trainer Don Saladino

For the first Deadpool movie, Don’s focus was for Reynolds to gain functional muscle mass, helping him go through the rigorous action sequences in the movie. Returning for the second one, Don had different plans for Reynolds. With his age and heavy schedule in mind, the focus from relentless crunches has now shifted to deadlifts, squats, walking lunges, and more so. Don said in an interview – “Ryan has just turned 44 and I think his physique and structure now might be the best I’ve ever seen it,” adding “In Deadpoolhe outdid Green Lantern. In Deadpool 2 he outdid Deadpool


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Hopefully, he outdoes himself in Deadpool 3, and it looks like Ryan has already begun his training for the role with Don. With the Instagram post from the trainer, captioned “So it begins”, fans are finally sound as to how the production on the movie is moving forward.

Will Deadpool 3 be R-Rated like its predecessors?

Post 20th Century Fox and Disney merger, everyone had the same question, how are they going to tie X-Men, Fantastic 4, and MCU together? Especially the R-rated projects, like Deadpool. These questions were answered when Disney confirmed that the third part of the saga is in the works.

A still from Deadpool
A still from Deadpool

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Fans were further relieved when they got to know that the movie will remain R-rated, as it would be the first R-rated project in the genre for Disney, this will prove as the new testing grounds for the studio. Adding on to the news, Free Guy and The Adam Project director Shawn Levy will be directing, while the original scriptwriters are returning. The fans can’t wait for Deadpool’s MCU debut, and watching Reynolds start training for the movie gives us hope.

Source: ScreenRant


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