Dax Shepard is looking “swole” after an impressive weight gain during quarantine. New photos show off Dax’s new muscular look, which he claims is Marvel-ready.

Kristen Bell’s beloved husband, Dax Shepard, has gone through a wild transformation during quarantine. While he did gain 24 pounds since the pandemic started, it’s all good weight! The Parenthood star packed on a ton of muscle, which he jokes is all for a Marvel role.

“In quarantine, I said to Kristen Bell, ‘I’ve been waiting for 10 years for Marvel to call so that I’d have an excuse to get huge,’” the 46-year-old Dax Shepard explained to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on Monday’s episode of his podcast, “Armchair Expert.”

Dax Shepard is looking ripped! Before and after photos show the 'Parenthood' star's impressive weight gain.
Dax Shepard is looking ripped! Before and after photos show the ‘Parenthood’ star’s impressive weight gain. Photo Credit: Instagram

While Marvel fans are wondering which super-being Dax is getting in shape to play, they may be waiting a while for an answer. “They’re not gonna call,” the actor concluded. “That ship sailed. I’m 46. They’re not gonna call. So, I just have to do it for my own amusement.”

While he isn’t putting on a spandex suit anytime soon, Dax Shepard is still trying to get into superhero shape. So far he’s done a really good job!

The Zathura: A Space Adventure star put on 24 pounds of pure muscle with a grueling routine. Dax said he got Marvel-ready with a regimented diet and workout plan. He shared that he started hitting the gym six days a week and has begun eating like a superhero, too.

Though he didn’t have a Marvel-hired personal trainer, he did stay on the strict plan throughout quarantine. The results are amazing!

What Marvel character is Dax Shepard playing? The actor's before and after pictures show his epic glow-up. Unfortunately, no Marvel role is in sight.
What Marvel character is Dax Shepard playing? The actor’s before and after pictures show his epic glow-up. Unfortunately, no Marvel role is in sight. Photo Credit: Instagram

In explaining his secret recipe for a superhero physique, Dax Shepard said that he relies on “lifting heavy, protein shakes, and going bananas.” He also joked that “heavy testosterone injections” were a big part of his success, but he later assured fans that cheating wasn’t on the menu. Those gains were all-natural.

While before and after photos show off his now-epic body, they don’t show his mental transformation. According to Dax, working out packed on brain-muscle, too. “Mentally, I love it because it makes me far more on fire to be alive.”

He explained that he “was depressed after ‘CHiPs.’ I was literally retiring. That was the plan. I’m out. … All of a sudden, I was on fire to work. … This is the version I enjoy.”

Dax Shepard now stands at a whopping 210 pounds, a massive jump from his previous 185-pound weigh-in. He told his podcast guests that “I spent my whole life as a medium boy, and now I’m a big boy, and I like it.”

Dax’s fans have watched the transformation in the works for months. On his Instagram account, the actor has shared half a dozen pictures of his new physique – bulging muscles and all. While there isn’t a spot in the latest Marvel movie with his name on it, he’s donning his own cape as a husband and father.

Dax Shepard poses during a Father's Day workout. The actor has gotten 'swole' over quarantine, and he claims Marvel was to blame!
Dax Shepard poses during a Father’s Day workout. The actor has gotten ‘swole’ over quarantine, and he claims Marvel was to blame! Photo Credit: Instagram

Dax Shepard is happily married to Kristen Bell and together they share two daughters. Both Lincoln and Delta seem to be the stars in the couple’s lives, as the big-name actress and her hubby fall head-over-heels for them. Literally!

In May, Dax shared a revealing photo of his wife. In the photo, Kristen was fully naked and bent down in a near-handstand outside their home. “Mom’ing has changed since I was a kid…and I’m here for it,” Dax captioned the post. “Look at this specimen: kind, patient, nurturing, hilarious, Uber talented, generous, hard AND soft.”

He concluded the post, saying that “my girls and I hit the MegaMom Lottery in spectacular fashion. We are so grateful and so in love with you Kristen Bell.”

The beautiful sentiment made quite the splash, and now it seems Dax is giving his children a second all-star parent. All that weight gain has turned Dax into a superhero dad!