Reynolds even gave a shoutout to gay fans, following up with a tweet that read, "No bears were harmed in the making of this photo. Though many bears likely turned on."
Yes. Yes, we were.
Pop culture know-it-alls may get the somewhat meta connection between this photo and another famous Reynolds spread: In 1972, Burt Reynolds appeared naked in Cosmopolitan in a very similar pose.
Was it just a nod to the similar names or a tease that Burt will pop up in Deadpool?
Or—pleasepleaseplease—that Ryan will go au natural in the film.