It only makes sense then that Abdul-Mateen would be inclined to bench-press 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 theaters 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 theaters December 16, 2022.
Check out the video below to hear more from Abdul-Mateen about his upcoming projects.