J.K. Simmons, is that you?! The 61-year-old Oscar winner is putting on some serious muscle in preparation for the new Justice League film — and he looks nearly unrecognizable!
Simmons’ personal trainer, Aaron Williamson, has shared several photos of the star training in the gym via Instagram in recent weeks, and fans can’t get enough of his newly fit physique.
“Every time we train together I forget he’s 61 years old,” Williamson captioned a pic of the Whiplash actor doing bicep curls on Thursday, June 2. “So much respect for this guy. #JKSimmons #OldManCranking.”
Last month, the fitness coach and former marine joked, “He’s making me look bad. #JKSimmons #AintPlayinNoGames,” and in April, he wrote, “Saturday morning, 61 years old & making the young generation jealous. This is what dedication looks like.”
Simmons is set to play Commissioner James Gordon, Batman’s jacked close friend, in Justice League. The DC Comics superhero film — which also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Amber Heard — is scheduled to be released in November 2017. A sequel is set for June 2019.
In addition to his intense workouts, the Oz alum — who played J. Jonah Jameson in three Spiderman films back in the aughts — is also catching up on the Justice League comics in preparation for his role.
“Obviously, a lot of really wonderful actors have played that character previously, and most of them I saw at the time the movies came out, never imagining that I would be doing the same thing,” he told Collider in April. “So, I can’t say that I don’t have some impression of that character in my head that’s based on what I saw, but I’m not planning on going back and watching any of the other films. I’m just planning on learning as much as I can about him through the comics and getting my feet wet in the first movie, and then hopefully continuing on from there.”
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