Hugh Jackman Says Messing with Ryan Reynolds ‘Should Be a Sport’

by John Jamison

Ryan Reynolds is perhaps the single most charming, impossible troll in the entertainment industry today. There’s rarely an occasion when Reynolds can’t be found trolling someone or something, whether it’s on social media or somehow worked into the fabric of his movies and commercials. Fortunately, “Reminiscence” star Hugh Jackman knows exactly how to handle a guy like that—give him a taste of his own medicine.

And in recent years, Jackman has become quite proficient at messing with Ryan Reynolds. So much so that he could be a gold medalist in the artform if it were an Olympic sport. At least, that’s what he claims. Though, recent evidence would seem to back that up.

Just take a look at this Hugh Jackman tweet from July.

Shawn Levy, who directed the Ryan Reynolds-led “Free Guy,” is pictured with Jackman. The “Logan” actor wanted to rub it in Reynold’s face that he was hanging with Levy at a function.

Jackman Really Wants to Make Trolling Ryan Reynolds an Olympic Sport

Talking to Fox News ahead of the release of his new movie, Jackman doubled down on how much fun he has messing with Ryan Reynolds. In fact, he’s campaigning to get it added to the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane, Australia, his home country.

“I was just curious as to how he didn’t get invited. I mean, I worked with Sean 10 years ago and we’re still friends but anyway… it’s a lot of fun. There’s no doubt it’s a lot of fun because let’s face it, it’s one of the great – it should be an Olympic sport – trolling Ryan Reynolds, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be out there for the gold, but I think everyone would enjoy the sport. I think every kid should do it,” Jackman said, explaining the hilarious Instagram post.

“It’s going to be an Olympic sport and I’m going to make sure it happens in Australia, we got the Olympics for 2032 so I’ve got 12 years to get that in there, although in 12 years’ time, Ryan’s career will…you know, it’s over,” he continued.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds Go Way Back

The real connection between Jackman and Reynolds comes in their involvement with Marvel. Jackman has been the iconic actor behind Wolverine for two decades. He first played the character in 2000’s “X-Men.” Reynolds, on the other hand, got involved with Marvel as Deadpool—a character not unlike himself.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds first met each other on the set of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Reynolds played an early version of Wade Wilson, otherwise known as the superhero Deadpool. It took another six years and a complete overhaul of the character to get “Deadpool” off the ground. Reynold’s character has become a fan-favorite for his personality, which is comically spot on with the actor’s own.

Over the years as Deadpool, he has made countless references to Jackman and his Wolverine character. Many of them have been jokes directed toward Jackman himself.