Fans are looking forward to seeing Wolverine and Deadpool on the big screen together with the upcoming film Deadpool 3. It’s expected that the two characters won’t exactly be getting along, however. Now Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman has opened up about his real-life “beef” with fellow Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds.
Fans have certainly noticed the two taking friendly jabs at one another on social media since the Deadpool 3 announcement. As such, Stephen Colbert happened to ask Hugh Jackman about his “ongoing beef” with Ryan Reynolds. Interestingly, Jackman responded by discussing his plea to The Academy not to nominate Reynolds for an award.
As he shared:
“Well, at the beginning of the new year, I really wanted to put out a post that was positive, but I couldn’t because I found out a song from Spirited, which is a great musical, that he and Will [Ferrell] are in, and a song written by… Justin [Paul] and Benj [Pasek]… who wrote the music for The Greatest Showman. I love them. They wrote the Song, ‘Good Afternoon.’ And singing on the Song was Ryan Reynolds and it was shortlisted for an Oscar.”
He further noted how difficult this would make being on set with Reynolds for months on Deadpool 3:
“And I was like, ’I have to be on a set for months with this, man. And if he gets nominated for Best Song– if he gets validated in any way as a singer, I am never going to actually get through one day, let alone three months. So for the love of god, I know The nominations close tomorrow, please, please, I love Will Farrell… Please don’t validate him. That’s all I’m asking.”
Of course, Ryan Reynolds previously joked with Good Morning America that he wouldn’t reach down to Jackman’s level regarding his plea to The Academy.
“I’m not gonna stoop to that level … I’m gonna say right now, I loved Hugh’s performance in ‘The Son.’ There’s zero sarcasm here. It’s literally one the best of his entire career, and his career is very impressive already. So I humbly submit Hugh for your consideration. OK.”
Though he did get in one jab about Jackman’s idea for the Deadpool 3 title:
“‘Wolverine and Deadpool,’ who is he kidding? Not on your life, Chappie.”
It’s clear that we’ll be seeing much more of their feud as we wait for Deadpool 3. At least they know how to keep fans entertained.
Shawn Levy is set to direct Deadpool 3 from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux previously worked on the film’s screenplay.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates on the highly-anticipated blockbuster as we have them.