'And so it begins!' Ryan Reynolds preps for Deadpool 3 as he gets in superhero shape with his fitness trainer

Ryan Reynolds is getting in superhero shape for Deadpool 3. 

Fans of the foul-mouthed mercenary rejoiced when Ryan's trainer, Don Saladino, posted a couple of pre-workout photos with the actor, 45, on Instagram Wednesday, writing, '(red circle emoji) ⚔️ and so it begins… #suitupwithdon.'

Followers chimed in with all kinds of flame and muscle emojis, while others posted their excitement writing, 'Oh, lord. This means trouble (laughing emoji)❤️' and 'Deadpool omgod it’s happening (flame emoji.)'

And so it begins: Ryan Reynolds is getting in superhero shape for Deadpool 3. Ryan's trainer, Don Saladino, posted a couple of pre-workout photos with the actor, 45, on Instagram Wednesday

And so it begins: Ryan Reynolds is getting in superhero shape for Deadpool 3. Ryan's trainer, Don Saladino, posted a couple of pre-workout photos with the actor, 45, on Instagram Wednesday

The latest chapter in the Deadpool franchise was not included when the Multiverse Saga slate was revealed by Marvel Studios last month at San Diego Comic-Con, so fans were uncertain as to when the production would begin.

The first Deadpool earned more than $782 million when it was released in 2016 and the 2018 sequel, Deadpool 2, pulled in an equally astounding $785 million.

The storyline focused on wise-cracking gun for hire Wade Wilson who becomes disfigured after receiving super abilities. 

Excited: Deadpool fans posted their excitement about the photos, writing, 'Oh, lord. This means trouble (laughing emoji)¿¿' and 'Deadpool omgod it¿s happening (flame emoji)'

Excited: Deadpool fans posted their excitement about the photos, writing, 'Oh, lord. This means trouble (laughing emoji)❤️' and 'Deadpool omgod it’s happening (flame emoji)'

Third time: Deadpool 3 has been in development for sometime. Ryan will reprise his role as the foul-mouthed mercenary.  Leslie Uggams, 79, will return as Blind Al.  No other cast have been announced

Third time: Deadpool 3 has been in development for sometime. Ryan will reprise his role as the foul-mouthed mercenary.  Leslie Uggams, 79, will return as Blind Al.  No other cast have been announced

The third film has been in development for sometime now.

Shawn Levy, who directed Ryan in The Adam Project and Free Guy will be at the helm. 

Leslie Uggams, 79, has been signed to reprise her role at Blind Al, but no other cast members have been announced. 

Scrooge: Fans can look forward to seeing Ryan sing and dance during the holiday season as Ebenezer Scrooge in the movie musical Spirited with Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer

Scrooge: Fans can look forward to seeing Ryan sing and dance during the holiday season as Ebenezer Scrooge in the movie musical Spirited with Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer

No timeline has been announced for when the film will begin production, nor when  it is expected to be completed.

Until then, fans can look forward to seeing Ryan later this year in the holiday themed  Spirited, in which he stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in a musical based on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. 

Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer will co-star. 

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Ryan Reynolds preps for Deadpool 3 as he gets in shape with trainer

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