Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds, the two good actors, who are actually best pals, orchestrated their beef almost over a decade ago and ever since, they have kept up the charade for the public’s viewing pleasure.
And we’re here to break down Reynolds and Jackman’s never-ending “feud,” starting from where it all initiated.
A jab was taken by Reynolds at Jackman during a “Deadpool” promo celebrating Australian day, calling their movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” a low-grade career thing for him.
He said that “Happy Australia Day…One tiny problem [Australia], you gave us ‘Wolverine’ and for that – I can’t forgive you.” Reynolds then joked out, dressed in his full “Deadpool” costume and signaled Jackman out directly. “I’ve got no problems with Hugh, I mean, he’s a delightful guy he really is. True legend. But that movie was a career-low for me, you understand.”
After that Reynolds took his bitter fight with Jackman to the big screen. In the set of “Deadpool,” he takes off his mask in order to reveal that he is wearing another mask beneath, a paper cutout of Jackman’s face. This further fueled the fire between them and also made some great comedic relief during a very serious moment in the action film.
Now it’s Jackman’s turn, doing the impersonations. This time Jackman used a paper mask of Reynolds’ face and tweeted along with a video that “@VanCityReynolds asked me to post this 100% real video by him on being honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame today.”
He then went on to poke fun at Reynolds by saying, “How could a guy who failed his high school drama class be this talented?”. “I have no answer to that. But to quote my favorite actor in the world Hugh Jackman, and who by the way was people’s sexiest man alive way before me, [America is] the most generous country on the planet. And feel free to urinate on my section of the sidewalk.”
Reynolds was sure that Jackman could not have adoring fans. He trolled the Wolverine actor while he was doing press overseas. “Thanks for an amazing visit to Beijing! @WolverineMovie @20thcenturyfox,” Jackman had tweeted along with a photo having several local fans. Reynolds quickly retorted to the post, commenting, “Pretty sure those are protesters.”
Jackman took his relationship with Reynolds to the next level when he wished him happy birthday in a video post. Dressed in a bathrobe, Jackman was sending a birthday message to Reynolds when the camera points to Reynolds himself dressed in his “Deadpool” costume while reclining on the hotel room bed in the background. Reynolds begins singing various songs to interrupt the message and Jackman adds in “Yeah, don’t give him too much attention. That’s why I can’t be with him.”
Jackman teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal in his next dig against Reynolds. The two pals pranked Reynolds by telling him that a holiday party was really an ugly sweater party. “These a——s told me it was a sweater party. @RealHughJackman #JakeGyllenhaal,” Reynolds tweeted.” So when Reynolds showed up in a green and red sweater with a big gold bow, Jackman and Gyllenhaal had the final laugh.
Jackman and Reynolds decided to bury the hatchet for a good cause. The actors together announced that they were putting their feud on hold so they could join together for the All In Challenge that helped in raising money for charities that help feed Americans during the pandemic.
Firstly they gave a short summary on their online war and then Reynolds said they “agreed to agree not to disagree and only a pandemic could make that happen.” Later that month though, Jackman disclosed that their feud was not over yet and their wives made them shake hands for the cause.