Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have been teasing each other online for years, but what really caused their feud? According to Jackman, it was ScarJo.
Hugh Jackman has revealed the real reason how the “feud” with fellow X-Men star Ryan Reynolds began, and it’s clear that Scarlett Johansson is the reason. Jackman and Reynolds met for the first time while working on 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This is Jackman’s fourth time as Wolverine and Reynolds first playing as Wade Wilson/Deadpool.
However, Deadpool’s rendition of that movie was notoriously bad, as it covered Merc with a mouthful of mouth. Fortunately, thanks to the 2016 R-rated solo film, Reynolds took the opportunity to redeem Deadpool in a major way. A year later, Jackman officially retired from his role as Wolverine. However, Reynolds hasn’t stopped teasing Jackman about backing up for a forthcoming Deadpool movie.
Since making their first appearance on the big screen, the two actors have been engaged in a fun online feud. Even if they reach an agreement, the fun jabs never stop, and the fans certainly don’t want them to.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Jackman was inquired about this notorious feud and where it originated. With a laugh, he admitted that this was indirectly caused by Scarlett Johansson. Then, Johansson and Reynolds were married, and Jackman knew Johansson since working on both The Prestige and Scoop.
“…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. 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.”
Jackson can next be seen in Bad Education. Though he’s out to do other things, and even though he’s adamant about getting over with Wolverine, fans are still wondering if Jackman can reprise his role in a movie, now that Marvel has regained X-Men rights. Right now, they have no plans to do so. However, if Reynolds haunts him enough, maybe he’ll cave.
Jackman and Reynolds are the kinds of celebrity friends who entertain fans with their interaction, and that will never change. Even now, during a difficult epidemic, Reynolds used his fun feud to bring laughter to people’s faces when he pretended to reveal Jackman’s phone number to the world.