Abdul-Mateen took to Instagram to show off his impressive physique with a snapshot of himself putting in some time at the gym.
In the impressive pic, Abdul-Mateen is rocking some grey sweats, black socks and no shirt — revealing his formidable abs, imposing pecs and impressive arms.
“🚧BLACK MANTA 🚧 Back Under Construction! #Aquaman2” the 35-year-old star captioned the black-and-white selfie.
After starring as the god-like, blue-skinned Doctor Manhattan in HBO’s “Watchman” series, Abdul-Mateen is getting ready to reprise his role as Black Manta, the nemesis to Jason Momoa’s eponymous Aquaman.
It only makes sense then that Abdul-Mateen would be incline bench-pressing 100kgs to match Momoa’s famously built physique.
While this is the first real look Abdul-Mateen has given fans at the results of his hard work in the gym, he previously shared a different shirtless selfie to celebrate his efforts and a hard-earned weekend.
“Put in some crazy hours this week for #Aquaman2” he wrote, alongside a photo of himself in what appears to be a spa pool. “Now, kickin back, chillin, and celebrating the wins. Weekend EARNED!! 👊🏾”
Apart from “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, Abdul-Mateen has a seriously impressive slate of projects hitting theatres in the near future — with “Candyman”, “The Matrix 4”, the Michael Bay-directed action heist movie “Ambulance”, and the hotly anticipated “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel, “Furiosa”.
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mateen’s Black Manta will face off against Momoa’s Aquaman when the long-awaited sequel hits theatres December 16, 2022.
Check out the video below to hear more from Abdul-Mateen about his upcoming projects.
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