Hugh Jackman Didn't Need Much Convincing After All to Return as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman Didn't Need Much Convincing After All to Return as Wolverine
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If you think Ryan Reynolds has something on Hugh Jackman and made him return to the role of Wolverine, think again. Reynolds said he was not responsible for Jackman coming back.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have a long history of hilarious banter that started on the set of 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where Reynolds played Deadpool for the first time. Though the movie was berated by fans and critics alike, the "bromance" between Reynolds and Jackman makes fans happy to this day.

The 13-year-old feud has been played out in numerous interviews, movies, and on social media. The actors seem to have done everything to get to each other. They exchanged hilarious social media messages, impersonated each other, and planned numerous pranks.

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During the pandemic, actors used their banter to amuse fans and raise money for their respective charities.

Jackman once jokingly admitted to the Daily Beast that he tries to limit planning retribution on Reynolds to five hours a day which keeps him "strong and ready." Reynolds tweeted that it was hard keeping his "mouth sewn shut" about Jackman.

Given their long history and the fact that Ryan Reynolds had a discussion with Kevin Feige about a Deadpool/Wolverine movie when Disney acquired 21st Century Fox Company back in 2019, many fans thought that Reynolds somehow manipulated Jackman and made him return to the X-Men role.

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Turns out, that's not the case at all.

Reynolds recently told Collider that he was being given "too much credit" for Wolverine joining the MCU. Reynolds explained that it actually was Jackman who called him and "expressed interest in coming back."

Only then, the Deadpool star went to talk to Kevin Feige and make the comeback happen. Reynolds admitted it was not a difficult task since Marvel Studio was looking for ways to introduce X-Men into the MCU. Deadpool feels like the best entry point for Wolverine. However, Marvel Comics fans know that Deadpool 3 will probably not be the only MCU movie for Logan. The character takes part in Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, which will serve as a basis for the final movie of Phase 6, Avengers: Secret Wars.

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All in all, Deadpool 3 opens a new chapter for both Wolverine and the bromance between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. Who knows what new hilarious pranks the actors will plan for each other now they are on the same set?