Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Call an 'Official Truce' in Their Years-Long Friendly Feud
After trolling each other for years, the actors announced on social media Thursday that their feud has finally come to an end — or has it
They came, they trolled, they truced.
After sparring with each other for years, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman announced on their respective social media accounts Thursday that their friendly feud with each other has officially come to an end… for now, at least.
As a way to mend their “broken relationship,” the actors revealed their plans to make ads for each other’s companies — Reynolds is the owner of Aviation Gin, while Jackman is the creator of Laughing Man Coffee — and of course, each expects to out-do the other.
“Official truce with @realhughjackman!” Reynolds, 42, wrote alongside a black and white shot of the pair smiling as they shook hands. “As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee. Can’t wait!”
Jackman, 50, shared the same photo but he captioned his post with, “Official truce! I’m going to make the most amazing ad for Aviation Gin. And, look forward to seeing what @Vancityreynolds comes up with in return”
The Deadpool actor later re-posted the same photo on his Instagram Stories from another user, but it was edited to include a grenade in their hands, a pin from the explosive weapon in Reynold’s mouth, and Jackman’s Wolverine claw behind his back in the mirror.
The spoof shot was captioned with “Look closely.”
The actors’ long-running feud stems back to 2015, when Jackman posted a video on his Instagram of Reynolds impersonating him — Australian accent, and all — in his Deadpool makeup.
Since that time, Jackman and Reynolds, who co-starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, have continued their public trolling and found ways to poke fun at the other on social media. This past year was no different.
Playing up on their lovingly antagonistic relationship in April 2018, Jackman tried to record a birthday message for a fan on Twitter, only to be interrupted by Reynold’s Deadpool. As the Wolverine actor started to record his well-wishes, Reynolds began singing in the background.
“When you’re trying to record a heartfelt birthday message …. but are interrupted by the least greatest showman,” he wrote on Twitter.
Distracted by the song, Jackman panned the camera over to show Reynolds laying on a hotel bed in his full Deadpool costume, singing “Tomorrow.”
“Don’t give him too much attention,” Jackman said in the clip.
In October, for Reynold’s 42nd birthday, the pair had another hilarious exchange on social media. Given the nature of their relationship, Jackman naturally celebrated his friend’s big day by trolling him.
“Because I’m told that I AM THE NICEST GUY and you’re NOT. @VancityReynolds … I will let you hug me. Just this once. On your birthday,” he wrote alongside a picture of the pair embracing each other.
Reynolds quickly responded with a false claim. “This man is a monster,” he wrote. “He’s not even from Australia. He’s from Milwaukee.”
In response to his birthday trolling, Reynolds took their friendly feud to the next level and tweeted a fake political smear ad targeted against Jackman at the beginning of November, asking his followers, “How well do you really know Hugh Jackman?”
“Hugh Jackman’s upcoming performance in The Frontrunner has fooled some people into thinking he deserves an award, but before voting begins, some people should consider these facts,” the video, clearly narrated by Reynolds, began.
The video then listed a number of untrue facts about the actor.
“Hugh Jackman isn’t his real name. It’s Hugh Michael Jackman. Hugh Michael speaks with a charming accent, but he’s actually from Milwaukee. He then walked off the job at Wolverine, adding to unemployment,” Reynolds alleged in the video, even as a note at the bottom of the screen read, “This is in no way true.”
“Is this the type of amazing actor and nice person we want delivering a preachy liberal speech this awards season? Or maybe there’s a real foreigner from a bordering country who would really love it a lot,” he added as a glamour shot of the Canadian actor popped up on the screen.
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And most recently in December, Jackman, with the help of pal Jake Gyllenhaal pranked Reynolds by inviting him to an ugly Christmas sweater party that, well, wasn’t really an ugly Christmas sweater party.
The Deadpool actor later shared a photo of the incident to his Instagram Stories. “These f–ing a——- said it was a sweater party.”
Meanwhile, Jackman and Gyllenhaal seemed extra-happy with themselves, the duo slapping one another’s hand in the candid shot.