You may recall that just a few days ago, Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool garb paid, uh, tribute to Australia on the occasion of its national holiday. He also mocked one of its native sons, that man that’s given life to Wolverine for the last 16 years, actor Hugh Jackman. Sure, it’s weird for a Canadian actor to be mocking an Australian actor that plays a Canadian superhero, but that’s what happened, and when you openly mock Wolverine, there will be consequences. So when reporters finally caught up with Jackman, who is presently at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, he had a response for his old buddy Deadpool.
“Love it. It’s just brilliant,” said Jackman. “I mean, I love Ryan, he’s a good mate of mine. He’s so fantastic.” Well, that’s probably not the berserker fury you were hoping for even though Jackman added that his Wolverine could definitely take Reynolds’ Deadpool in a fight, “A hundred percent.”
Now here’s the disheartening part, it sounds like there will be no Wolverine cameo in Deadpool, because the interviewer asked Jackman if he’d be willing to appear in a Deadpool sequel to bring that fight to life. “I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he’s awesome – that’s always attractive to me,” Jackman said. There’s one problem with that though, Jackman’s previous announcement that next year’s third Wolverine solo movie would mark his last appearance as the character.
“I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine]… probably you,” he said to his Eddie the Eagle co-star, Kingsman actor Taran Egerton. “I don’t think I’ve quite got the facial hair for it,” Egerton replied with a laugh.
So unless things change, it looks like the only Jackman/Reynolds fight as Wolverine and Deadpool will be in the third act of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is perhaps even more sad than if it were to never happen at all.
Here again for your viewing pleasure is the Deadpool Australia Day spot.
Deadpool opens on in theaters everywhere on February 12.
Source: Comic Book Movie