Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have been best friends for the past few years. The bromance that they share is very rare to see in Hollywood. Known for portraying Deadpool and Wolverine in the Superhero category, the duo became immensely close over the years.
But how did it all start? Throwback to 2009 when Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman had just met on the set of an X-Men film and they started…a little teasing.
When Ryan Reynolds Met Hugh Jackman
In the then-newly popular X-Men franchise, the duo of actors met for the first time. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman first met on the sets of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even more so, the actors were starring as their iconic characters i.e., Deadpool and Logan on the film.
After the years, Hugh Jackman revealed to The Daily Beast the origins of his friendship with the Deadpool actor and how they became friends. The talk included their hilarious banter on social media, pranks on each other, and finally, their important friendship that may have started with…Scarlett Johansson.
“How did it start? It’s gone back so long now… God, this is a classic sign where your feud has gone too long, where you don’t even know why or how it started!” said Hugh Jackman.
Ryan Reynolds was married to Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011. At the time, Scarlett Johansson was best friends with Hugh Jackman. The duo also starred in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige (2006) and were pretty close. Jackman jokingly warned Ryan Reynolds about taking care of her best friend.
“I met him back on Wolverine, and I used to ream him because I was very close friends with Scarlett, and Scarlett had just married Ryan, so when he came on set I was like, ‘Hey, you better be on your best behavior here, pal, because I’m watching,’ and we started ribbing each other that way, and then it all escalated with the Deadpool thing and him calling me out, and trying to manipulate me through social media to do what he wanted,”
Following their conversation, Ryan Reynolds impersonated Hugh Jackman with the Deadpool makeup still on him. The Free Guy actor even did his impression of the Australian accent. Hugh Jackman reposted the video on his Instagram and made the feud public. Since then, it has been a series of pranks and insults for the duo.
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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Have Never Shared Screen Before
The duo recently announced their joining of forces when Deadpool 3 was announced. Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine aka Logan along with Ryan Reynold’s Wade Wilson. This will mark the official entry of Wolverine into the MCU when Deadpool 3 releases.
The duo has always played cameos in movies whenever together but will be officially starring in the same movie in Deadpool 3. Hugh Jackman played a masked guy in the Ryan Reynolds starrer Free Guy (2021) and of course, X-Men Origins: Wolverine where they met for the first time.
Ryan Reynolds recently starred with Will Ferrel in a Christmasy movie titled Spirited which was released on 11th November 2022 and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on 18th November. Meanwhile, Deadpool 3 is slated for a release date on 8th November 2024 in theaters across the US.