Hugh Jackman to Ryan Reynolds: ‘Play a little hard to get. It’s too much – It’s not sexy’

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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds first appeared on film together in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hugh played Logan/Wolverine and Ryan played Deadpool. Unfortunately, those characters never went anywhere and we’ve heard nothing about them since. Wait, no – they both became massive successes (despite that terrible movie, IMO) and went on to popular franchises (yes, I realize that Hugh’s Logan was already incredibly popular but his spinoff movies took a while to get some traction story-wise, just sayin’). Now that the wildly anticipated Deadpool 2 is coming out, Hugh decided to send Ryan some helpful advice while appearing on GMA. After professing his love for Ryan, Hugh told Ryan he needed to back off to up his appeal:

For those who haven’t been playing along at home, this “feud” began almost as soon as the friendship. They take plenty of swipes at each other on social media. Like when Hugh “congratulated” Ryan on his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame:

Or when Ryan trolled Hugh after the Logan premiere:

Ryan even got in on Hugh’s anniversary post to his wife. And just recently, when Hugh tried to record a birthday video for a fan:

My favorite part of that is Hugh can’t help but join in the songs. He tries so hard but… but… there’s singing happening! Ryan once said that the feud works so well because any kind of public squabbling runs in complete contrast to Hugh’s personality. And he’s right, we are all in on the joke because we know the people involved and their affection for each other. Of course, all this recent activity is just fueling rumors about Logan and Deadpool reuniting at some point, which would normally seem difficult given certain plot lines, but this is the comic book genre – anything is possible.

In other fun Deadpool news, the latest teaser includes Deadpool apologizing to David Beckham for taking a crack at him in Deadpool 1, only that’s not why David thought he was apologizing:

Does Ryan just wear that suit all the time now? Kind of OT, but how happy do you think David is that Jared Kushner is the new target for ‘voice’ jokes?

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I think Ryan and James speak for all of us
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Hugh and Deb Furness at the Met Ball
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  1. EMc says:

    I thought he was being legit crappy to Ryan and I got really sad. I’m glad it’s all in good fun! For some reason it would depress me if these 2 didn’t get along, but I really can’t say why!

  2. Alix says:

    “A black belt in apology” — LOL!

  3. Snazzy says:

    All the advertising being done for deadpool two has been fantastic. So funny!

  4. Astrid says:

    These two make my day!

  5. Beth says:

    I LOVE Deadpool. In fact, I’m wearing Deadpool pj’s right now. Can’t wait to see Deadpool 2 next week

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Me too – Reynolds kills it as the ‘Merc with a mouth’. I still keep watching the Celine Dion vid, not just for the song but for the hilarious interaction at the end.

    • Sherry says:

      Me too! My 16 year old son has been a Deadpool fan for years. We’ve been anxiously awaiting Deadpool 2. I’ve already got our tickets!

  6. Mia4s says:

    I have no idea what if any of these two is genuine and frankly I don’t care. Masterful PR gentlemen, masterful. Great fun.

  7. smcollins says:

    These two need to co-star in a movie STAT (Wolverine barely counts). As tired as the genre may be a buddy cop movie would be perfect for them. I’d be there in a heartbeat.

  8. duchess of hazard says:

    I need to see this movie.

  9. Bee says:

    I’m genuinely worried that the movie won’t be as good as the promos.

  10. chlo says:

    Man. I love Hugh Jackman.

  11. serena says:

    I love their friendly squabbles, they’re really hilarious to watch !

  12. raincoaster says:

    Reynolds is a lot of fun on Twitter, and a genuine spontaneous wit. When the CBC hit him up for an interview, he said he’d give them an exclusive if they brought back The Beachcombers (beloved Canadian TV series about a bunch of roughnecks who scrounge a living bringing in logs that get loose from log booms).