Hugh Jackman is reuniting with his lifelong friend that he found in the movie industry in the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie. Ryan Reynolds will be sharing the same screen with his dear friend in the same roles they played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 12 years later.
More importantly, Jackman will finally be back as Wolverine, marking the return of a 5-year absence from his last appearance as the character in a movie. This will also officially mark Wolverine’s debut in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. And all of it’s been made possible thanks to the effort of his dear friend Ryan Reynolds, who celebrates his birthday today!
Hugh Jackman Wishes Ryan Reynolds A Happy Birthday
Hugh Jackman is no doubt one of Ryan Reynolds’s closest friends in life, let alone in Hollywood. Their friendship has been blooming ever since they both appeared in their most well-known roles in a pretty forgettable X-Men movie back in 2009. But hey, that’s where it all started!
Today is Reynolds’ birthday, and who ends up giving the best birthday wish to the Deadpool star? Jackman himself.
The 54-year-old actor wished his best friend the very best of birthdays in a video message that he posted on Twitter. He hums the universal happy birthday song and also utters the iconic Wolverine line that goes “I’m the Best there is at what I do, and what I do isn’t very nice”
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 23, 2022
The celebration looks quite lackluster, especially considering that Reynolds is nowhere in sight, bet they partied after though!
Hugh Jackman And Ryan Reynolds Love To Fool Around With Each Other
Hugh Jackman’s well-known friendship with Ryan Reynolds almost feels like they were destined to be so from the start. They literally met on a movie set in 2009 (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) where they play Wolverine and Deadpool respectively, roles they’d go on to hone in future movies.
At the time the two kind of had a ‘feud’, which started because the Wolverine actor was close friends with Scarlet Johansson who had just married the Deadpool star. As it goes, Jackman made sure to let his to-be-friend know that he’d better be a good husband to the Black Widow star.
The pair have been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive once, with Jackman taking the title in 2008 and Reynolds receiving it just 2 years later. Reynolds also imitated Jackman’s impression in his Deadpool makeup, which Jackman later posted as a tweet.
At one point, during an appearance on The Ellen Show in 2018, Reynolds expressed his interest in a project where the characters of both actors appear in a Marvel movie once again-
“I would love him to, I would love to do a Deadpool/Wolverine mashup at some point, some kind of Logan thing. I don’t know. He’s on this kick ball change kick right now. I can’t seem to bring him back. I can’t seem to bring him back to the violence and mayhem. I’m trying. I talk to him every other day. Every other, other day he takes the call. But yeah, no, it’s not really a rivalry. It’s war.”
Well, just four years later, Reynolds has gotten his wish in Deadpool 3 as one of the most exciting news to come out of the MCU camp recently is the official confirmation of Wolverine’s debut in the MCU, with Jackman filling in for the role. This should boost their friendship further!