Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds’ feud still rages on social media
He might be known for hilariously trolling his wife on social media, but Ryan Reynolds also has a worthy opponent in his longtime friend Hugh Jackman. In an Instagram post on Thursday, September 23, Jackman congratulated Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively and its “new soft drink” business enterprise, Betty buzz. Understandably, the Aussie actor also took the opportunity to fuel their long-standing bogus feud, embarking on a playful dig at his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-starring.
“We love all flavors; some of us love it even with a little added pinch, ”Jackman said of alcohol-free mixers in a congratulatory video. “But more importantly, we love the woman who created it, Blake Lively. You are unique, Blake. You are just fun, you are creative, you are sunny seven days a week and you are a saint for marrying this man Sorry, not sorry.
Reynold took the jab in stride, however, joking in a comment, “That was not part of the deal when I purchased this video on Cameo.” Meanwhile, Lively had fun and roasted her husband in a response, saying that “we can all agree” that Reynolds’ “best trait” is both, and shouted Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee. Furness.
Of course, this is nothing new, because Jackman and Reynolds’ friendship dates back to their first meeting on the set in 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “It’s been so long now… My God, that’s a classic sign that your quarrel has gone on too long, where you don’t even know why or how it started!” Jackman told the Daily Beast last April. “I used to bore it because I was a very close friend of Scarlett’s [Johansson], and Scarlett had just married Ryan, so when he got on set I was like, Hey, you better be on your best behavior here, homie, cause I’m watching, and we started to chop this way, and then it all intensified with the dead Pool thing and he called me and tried to manipulate me through social media to do whatever he wanted.
Reynolds, for his part, had also previously addressed the nature of their friendship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2018 while discussing whether their dead Pool and Wolverine characters would share screen time on the road again. After confessing that he “would love to do a Deadpool / Wolverine mashup at some point,” Reynolds joked that his fellow actor is “on that ball change kick right now,” and he couldn’t. “seem to bring it back to the violence and chaos” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I try. I talk to him every other day. Every other day, the other days, he takes the call,” he cracked. “But yeah, no, it’s not really a rivalry. It’s the war.”
Other antics over the past decade have included NSFW birthday messages, fake political campaign videos, each other’s impersonations, and countless other talk shows. Luckily for comedy fans, their so-called social media feud still shows no signs of slowing down either.