Dad bods

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have something to show you

Call it a coordinated social media marketing blitz, a joint cry for validation or just a coincidental summer thirst trap. The point is, it doesn’t matter why Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have both had revealing Instagram photos shared this week, only that they have.

The two dads are about as far from the “dad bod” as could be, and their team wants the world to know it.

Reynolds and Brolin, who play Deadpool and Cable in the currently-filming Deadpool 2, have been hitting the gym hard for their roles.

Creator Rob Liefield was first to share this shot of Brolin:

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,” he wrote. “I see the most awesome #Cable of all!! Crikey!!!”

Now that’s poetry, folks.

Related: Did you catch Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield kissing at the Golden Globes?

Well Reynolds’ personal trainer just couldn’t sit idly by letting Brolin soak up all that attention.

He responded with this clap back:

Incidentally, we are pretty pumped for Deadpool 2, which hits theaters next year.