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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Hugh Jackman attend the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images


  • Hugh Jackman jokingly begged the Academy not to boost Ryan Reynolds' ego with an Oscar nomination
  • The "Wolverine" star said he has to spend a year shooting "Wolverine and Deadpool" with Ryan
  • Jackman said he loved "Spirited" because the movie was great but begged the Academy not to validate Reynolds

Hugh Jackman reacted after Ryan Reynolds made it to the Oscars shortlist for best song.

Jackman, 54, playfully trolled his pal, Reynolds, 46, after learning that "Good Afternoon" from the latter's Christmas movie "Spirited" made it into the Oscars shortlist. He jokingly begged the Academy not to boost Reynolds' ego with a nomination.

"Ryan Reynolds getting a nomination in the best song category would make the next year of my life insufferable," Jackman jokingly said in the video he shared on Twitter. "I have to spend a year with him shooting 'Wolverine and Deadpool.' Trust me, it would be impossible. It would be a problem."

The "Wolverine" star began the video by praising the movie. He said his family enjoyed it and expressed his adoration to Reynolds' co-stars, Octavia Spence and Will Ferrell.

"I loved 'Spirited.' It's a great movie, the entire family watched it and had a blast. I love Will [Ferrell], I love Octavia [Spencer]... and 'Good Afternoon,' I laughed the entire way through. It is absolutely brilliant," he said.

"But please, from the bottom of my heart, do not validate Ryan Reynolds [with an Oscar nomination]."

Jackman and Reynolds have been trolling each other on social media with their friendly feud going on for years. In May 2021, he conspired with an NYC officer to convince Reynolds to take him in "Deadpool 3."

"Hey Ryan, you've got to get this guy in 'Deadpool 3,'" officer John Dobkowski said in the clip. "Even if it's for a 10-minute cameo, that would be awesome. That movie would be so cool, so great, it would blow the box office."

The officer jokingly threatened Ryan with a ticket if he would not give in to his request. In April 2020, the "Green Lantern" star also trolled the "Greatest Showman" star when he penned a sweet tribute to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for their 24th wedding anniversary.

"Hang in there, Deb," Reynolds commented.

Fans who have followed the two celebrities' playful social media trolling took Jackman's words as support for Reynolds. Some also said it was a PR for their upcoming movie "Deadpool 3," with others speculating he just revealed the title of their film.

"This is bait to get people to nominate Ryan, and you know what? It's genius," one commented.

"Nothing in there is being slipped by accident. The PR work behind their 'feud' is designed end to end, moment to moment," another wrote.

"Dear... Hugh did it again @LoveGoddessBom he.. For Deadpool 3!! We may [get] a Title spoiler as 'WOLVERINE AND DEADPOOL'!?" a third person opined.

"That's so him .. What? AAAH Hugh basically OMMMMYYGGGOODD confirm[ed]... SO Wolverine & Deadpool... Title Loving the BIG spoiler there," a fourth person added.

Reynolds also reacted to Jackman's video fueling the rumors about the official title of "Deadpool 3."

"Also 'Wolverine and Deadpool,' bub?" he wrote. Jackman responded, "It's catchy, right!?"

"Deadpool 3" will hit theaters on Nov. 8, 2024.

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Ryan Reynolds (right) hasn't said if his new and improved Deadpool character will share the screen with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, left) at some point. Pictured: the two attend San Diego Comic-Con on July 11. Getty