Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have a complicated relationship. They’re both handsome, talented, world-famous millionaires and… well, I guess it’s not that complicated. But they do enjoy taking the piss out of each other.
Logan, Jackman’s final rodeo as The Man In Adamantium, made north of $85 million at the box office during its first week of release. That’s the fifth highest opening for an R-rated movie ever, and four spots behind Deadpool, which made a record $132 million. Don’t think Reynolds will let Jackman forget who’s numero uno, either: A preview for Deadpool 2 played before Logan, and the Merc with the Mouth spent the weekend trolling Wolverine.
It began with a simple thank you to the good people of Beijing.
That tweet — which might as well have been captioned, “Who has two thumbs and bends bars? This guy!” — was too genuine for Reynolds’ taste.
Jackman and Reynolds’ friendly rivalry dates back to 2009, when Deadpool appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Since then, Jackman has suggested urinating on Reynolds’ Hollywood Walk of Fame star, while Reynolds memorably broke the fourth wall in Deadpool to taunt Jackman. “You’re probably thinking, ‘Whose balls did I have to fondle to get my very own movie?’ I can’t tell you his name,” he said, “but it rhymes with ‘Polverine.’ And let me tell you, he’s got a nice pair of smooth criminals down under.”
Jackman might be retired from the X-Men franchise, but something tells me Reynolds won’t let him off the hook that easily.