Few Hollywood feuds have been half as entertaining as the long-standing faux feud between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. The pair’s playful rivalry has been amusing their fans for years now. Both actors, who share a love-hate relationship, have been known to throw zingers at each other on social media and during public appearances. This time, the Wolverine star saw an opportunity to take a hilarious dig at his buddy Reynolds after his soccer team, Wrexham, suffered a shocking defeat.
Ryan Reynolds has become a prominent soccer team owner over the past two seasons, with his Welsh soccer club, Wrexham, garnering much interest from sports devotees. However, the team experienced a shocking loss to Halifax Town in their last game, jeopardizing their chances of automatic promotion and upsetting longtime fans. Smelling the metaphorical blood in the water, Hugh Jackman (known for being an avid football fan) took to his Instagram stories, posting a picture that’s meant to be a swipe at Reynolds. The image depicts a crossroad sign reading “HUGH KING ALLEY,” with the Greatest Showman actor tagging Reynolds in it. Despite the loss, the Deadpool star has not lost his sense of humor. This is evidenced by the fact that he went a step further by hilariously reposting his frenemy’s story without comment. You can see Jackman’s post below.
While the crossroad sign jab is an excellent continuation of the ongoing back-and-forth banter between the mock rivals, the Australia alum said recently that he had been offered several chances to come in as a co-owner of rival teams but has a better idea of how to get under his faux foe’s skin. The X-Men veteran jokingly said it’s “too easy” to buy a soccer team, and he’d much rather play for the team that will beat the Free Guy star’s football club. This guy really likes going for the jugular!
As Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s fake rivalry shows no signs of slowing down, the two comic book alum are about to team up for one of the most anticipated upcoming superhero movies, Deadpool 3. It was shockingly announced last year that Jackman would be returning to the role of Wolverine, despite laying down the claws after the release of the critically acclaimed Logan. While the Australian actor had every intention of saying goodbye to the mutant role he’s been playing for over 20 years, it was Reynolds’ work in the OG Deadpool flick, the actor explained, that made him realize he might have one last hoorah in him. I guess we fans should be thankful that the love these two stars have helped bring back one of the greatest cinematic superhero characters.
It should be clear to the two actors’ fans that they share a lovely friendship despite what they jokingly put out on social media. From the set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the world of soccer teams, the stars have been humorously at each other’s throats for over a decade. But despite all the ribbing and trolling, it’s lovely that they have a deep respect and admiration for each other. Still, I won’t be surprised if Ryan Reynolds has a comeback ready for hugh Jackman after Monday’s match between Wrexham and Notts County.
Keep an eye on further developments on the hilarious rivalry, and check out our schedule of 2023 new movie releases to plan your next trip to the cinema.