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“I see Hugh Jackman is no longer allergic to selfish”: Ryan Reynolds Publicly Called Out Jackman For Being a Phony After He said He’ll Never Return as Wolverine

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For Ryan Reynolds and the entirety of the Marvel fandom, Christmas came early this year. The long-retired Hugh Jackman is about to reprise his role as an X-Men, despite earlier making it his mission to tell anyone who was willing to listen that he’s not coming back as Wolverine. And with that, the duo will also finally get to appear in their very own team-up film, a dream that Ryan Reynolds and his on-screen persona, Deadpool, have long wished to come true.

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Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in the MCU

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Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool and His Wolverine Obsession

For a long time now, the Foxverse has been graced with the presence of Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine — one of the most fundamental and treasured figures among the X-Men comic as well as the cinematic universe fandom. But Deadpool, on the other hand, rivals all of us in his obsession with the superhero character. Infamous for his deadly wit and a near-constant breaking of the fourth wall, the anti-hero (portrayed by the equally snarky Ryan Reynolds) has been hinting at a crossover, or at least a cameo from Jackman, since his first solo venture in 2016.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman hilariously announce the return of Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman hilariously announce the return of Wolverine

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The references grew stronger in Deadpool 2 (2018) when the titular character staged an elaborate and dramatic suicide at the beginning of the film while delivering a monologue about one-upping the death of Wolverine in Logan (2017) — not to mention the adorable yet disturbing miniature figurine of Logan’s death scene that he harbored among his precious few possessions.

And since the Australian has remained adamant about his non-return to the Foxverse (until now), Reynolds did make his wish come true when his Deadpool traveled back in time to the days of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and prevented the finale showdown by beheading his past self, thus declaring his somewhat twisted love for the clawed mutant.

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Ryan Reynolds’s “Selfish” Comment About Hugh Jackman

The long-harbored obsession that Deadpool and consequently Ryan Reynolds has had for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine had made the former haunt the latter with bribes and requests for a team-up. But back in 2017, the Australian actor and his on-screen character declared a definitive exit from Foxverse, and nothing and no one could sway his opinion otherwise, and this made the Deadpool actor quite irritated with his real-life frenemy. So much so, that he went on to claim, “I see [Hugh Jackman] is no longer allergic to selfish.”

The tweet was in response to a Screen Rant article that declared Jackman’s expressed wish that Logan would remain his swansong and he wouldn’t mar the character’s legacy of 17 turbulent years by reprising his role as Wolverine. The Oscar-nominated Logan delivered a homage and a perfect segue for the character to pass down the mantle of his comic book persona.

Hugh Jackman’s Entry Into the Mainstream Marvel Universe

Wolverine actor, Hugh Jackman, had stated back in 2017 how he always wished his character to be within the mainstream MCU timeline.

“It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head. But it was like, “Oh well, that’s not gonna happen… I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.”

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Also read: Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Claims Deadpool 3 “Can be bigger than Endgame

Now, in an ironical twist of fate, not only will Wolverine be resurrected once again on the big screen but it is Hugh Jackman himself who gets to step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to usher the iconic character into the mainstream timeline for the very first time. The cherry on top — Ryan Reynolds no longer gets to nag him relentlessly over doing a movie with him since Deadpool 3 will be the harbinger of the X-Men into the MCU.

Deadpool 3, directed by Shawn Levy, will launch MCU’s Phase Six and premiere on 8 November 2024.

Source: Twitter: @VancityReynolds

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.