Dave Bautista, 52, wows fans with shirtless selfie: ‘#StillGrinding’

Dave Bautista, 52, shared a shirtless selfie on Instagram. (Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Dave Bautista may be wary of shirtless scenes on the big screen — he told Ellen DeGeneres in May that he was out of the Guardians of the Universe franchise after the next episode because “the shirtless thing is getting harder and harder for me” — but the former wrestler has no qualms about showing off his pecs on social media.

On Saturday, the 52-year-old posted a shirtless selfie to show the results of his intense workouts while filming Knives from 2 in Greece.

“I made the most of my downtime in Greece,” noted the campaigner, adding the hashtag #StillGrinding.

Not surprisingly, Bautista’s taut, tattooed figure got quite a few comments, with comments like “greek god body type unlocked” and “hot body”. To see and Dune co-star Jason Momoa and colleague Knives from 2 star Kate Hudson were among those who expressed their support.

It’s not the first time the Marvel star has caused a furore with stripping on social media. Earlier this year, he caused a stir by posing on a yacht in Australia in a tiny Speedo-esque swimsuit.