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“His style of training has changed as he’s getting older”: Ryan Reynolds is Too Old For Original Deadpool Workout, Josh Brolin Swears Every MCU Star Should Do Whatever He’s Doing Now

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The fascination encompassing Ryan Reynolds is a phenomenon that extends far beyond the boundaries of Hollywood and its constituents. The entire world seems taken up with the actor who launched into mainstream popular culture with his Foxverse film, Deadpool. But even before his solo debut as the Merc With a Mouth, the actor’s snarky presence and inimitable humor were tangible in each role he played, including the Marvel superhero trilogy finale, Blade: Trinity (2004).

Now that another threequel featuring Ryan Reynolds is on its way, the actor gears up to deliver the performance of a lifetime with his Phase Six film that aims to haul in the retired Wolverine actor, Hugh Jackman, for one last adventure as the clawed mutant.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan Reynolds Gears Up For Deadpool 3 After 4 Long Years

It has been a while since we last saw the Deadpool actor don his suit for his role as the mercenary antihero. Ryan Reynolds first stepped on the screen as the morally ambiguous, fast-talking, sardonic, and twin katana-wielding product of a botched scientific experiment in 2016. Following that up with an equally dysfunctional and lovable team-up film Deadpool 2 in 2018, the actor took an indefinite pause that led on for 4 years before the fandom received a positively conclusive response as to the development of a third sequel.

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool suit
Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool suit

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Although Reynolds has been away from the sets of the Foxverse film, he has been anything but a person with too much time on his hands. With multiple blockbusters along the way, the Canadian personality has turned into a business tycoon and the owner of an underdog football club.

But all of his achievements do not equate to the dedication that is requisite of the lead of the Deadpool threequel. With the actor now picking up on his slack, the fandom looks back on the deadly Deadpool workout which now seems too detrimental for his age.

Is Ryan Reynolds Getting Too Old For His Role as Deadpool?

On The Graham Norton Show during the promotion of Deadpool 2, Cable actor Josh Brolin said:

“You know, there’s something about[Ryan Reynolds] that oozes that he has worked out, even though he has the suit on and all that. When I went and did Avengers [Infinity War and Endgame], I saw those guys put on suits, and I saw underneath, and I was like, ‘You’re not working out at all.’ And then they put on the suits and they looked fantastic, it was amazing. Whereas [Ryan Reynolds], his suit doesn’t really have bumps and stuff that’s not there, so I know he’s back in his thing.”

Ryan Reynolds debuts as Deadpool in X-Men Origins Wolverine (2009)
Ryan Reynolds debuts as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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However, even though it’s all Ryan Reynolds in the Deadpool suit — the very same to which he has an unhealthy attachment — his age has now become a factor to be concerned about. The actor, 46, is all set to squeeze back into his suit but the workout regime that he had followed when he was in his late 30s doesn’t seem too healthy at the moment. YouTuber Luke Sherran seems to agree as he claims,

“Ryan Reynolds has been in great shape for his movies, but his fitness goals and style of training have changed as he’s getting older. His primary focus now seems to be simply squeezing into the Deadpool suit.”

Even as Reynolds offers up the gift of another Deadpool film, the delay in the announcement was worth it since the actor doesn’t come empty-handed. With the shredded Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Wolverine, the competition just got real between the two frenemies, especially as both these superheroes are known to portray real muscle onscreen rather than the CGI-enhanced physique of their Marvel counterparts.

Deadpool 3 arrives in theatres on November 8, 2024.

Source: Youtube Shorts | Luke Sherran

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.