Hugh Jackman Responds To Deadpool's Shot At Wolverine


Deadpool certainly isn't afraid to ruffle any feathers. Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox released a special message from Deadpool to celebrate Australia Day and promote the upcoming Deadpool movie. In character as Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds mocked actor Hugh Jackman and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film in the promo, calling the movie a "career low" and claiming he could never forgive Australia for producing Jackman. caught up to Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman at the Sundance Festival (where he was promoting his new movie Eddie the Eagle) and asked him about Reynolds' jokingly harsh words about the movie. "Love it," Jackman said. "It's just brilliant. I mean, I love Ryan, he's a good mate of mine."

While Jackman plans on retiring from playing Wolverine after making one final solo film, he also briefly responded to the possibility of teaming up with Reynolds in a future Deadpool sequel. "I've never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he's awesome – that's always attractive to me." However, Jackman added that there's plenty of other actors lined up to replace him as Wolverine, including his Eddie the Eagle co-star Taran Egerton.

"I don't think I've quite got the facial hair for it," Egerton, the star of the comic book movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, said in reply.

While Jackman doesn't have any problem with Reynolds' comments, he still knows who'd win in a fight between their two characters. When asked if he thought Wolverine could still take Deadpool in a fight (you'll recall that Wolverine emerged victorious over Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Jackman cheerily replied "One hundred percent."


Deadpool comes out February 12, 2016.