Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have ended their humorous feud
It's a battle that has raged on for years, superhero versus superhero, Deadpool versus Wolverine. But you'll all be pleased to know that last night the war came to a sweet conclusion. Ryan Reynolds, who has played Marvel antihero Deadpool since 2016, has enjoyed taking swipes at his fellow Marvel star, Hugh Jackman on social media. Striking up a faux feud, Jackman and Reynolds have been throwing shade at each other since 2017, beginning with Reynolds commenting on a picture of the X-Men star posing with fans in Bejing: "Pretty sure those are protesters."
Hugh playfully responded, "Really... Guy... Really?!", and from there the trolling battle commenced. If Jackman posted on social media, you could be sure that Reynolds would soon be there with a witty comment at the ready. Posting a heartfelt message about his wife on their 22nd wedding anniversary, Hugh wrote: "I believe in life we need to see and truly be seen by the most important people in our lives. Deb, from day one, we had that. 22 years later ... it only gets deeper. You and the kids are the greatest gift I will ever receive. I love you a gazillion times around the world [sic]." Just a few hours later, Reynolds hilariously commented: "I gave this 3 months. Tops. I was wrong."
More recently it's been Hugh firing the shots, teaming up with actor Jake Gyllenhaal to prank Ryan. Gyllenhaal, who is due to star in Spider-Man: Far From Home as villain Mysterio, and Jackman seemingly tricked Reynolds into thinking a party they were attending was "ugly sweater" themed. It wasn't.
Reynolds shared the picture with his Twitter followers, garnering over 1,100,000 likes and 203,000 retweets. Fans seemingly love the duo's comedic jabs at one another, relishing in seeing the two stars interactions. Reynolds has said in interviews that his main goal in all of this is to try and convince Jackman to star as Wolverine in a Deadpool movie. Reynolds has gone as far as including a scene in the first Deadpool movie in which the titular character wears a mask of Hugh Jackman!
Jackman has stated that he wouldn't return as the character after retiring from the role after 2017's Logan. Talking to Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan said:
"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."
However, the feuding has come to an apparent end, with both stars tweeting out pictures of the two shaking hands. Ryan was the first to post the image, with the caption: "Official truce with @realhughjackman! As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee. Can’t wait!" Jackman the picture soon after, writing: "Official truce! I’m going to make the most amazing ad for Aviation Gin. And, look forward to seeing what @Vancityreynolds comes up with in return."
Although we're all sad to see the end of such an iconic feud, we're all excited to see what the duo come up with next - fingers crossed it's the Wolverine/Deadpool crossover we've all been craving!