In preparation for the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix (AKA the Sophie Turner one-woman extravaganza), the folks at 20th Century Fox have decided to mark May 13 (May 14 for us folk Down Under) as a special “X-Men Day” to celebrate all things X-Men.
And there’s no better way to commemorate fictional mutants than the latest chapter in the beef between Ryan “Deadpool or Detective Pikachu” Reynolds and Hugh “I’m MFing Wolverine” Jackman.
This latest bout between the two heavyweights began when Hugh tweeted out a photo of Wolverine, calling his time as the mutant with an anger management issues the “role of a lifetime.”
Ryan then shared a bunch of images from Deadpool and Deadpool 2 and calling it the “greatest gig of [his] life”, though the character technically isn’t an X-Men. But look, that’s just getting into semantics and Ryan acknowledges it in his tweet with the use of a #NotReallyAnXMan hashtag.
Since he was on Twitter anyway, Ryan decided to sling some crap in Hugh’s direction (because why the hell not) and he came up with an absolute gem by replying to the Aussie actor’s X-Men Day tweet with a screengrab of Deadpool 2 where a Wolverine action figure is impaled.
The only thing that would’ve made this better was if it was Detective Pikachu dropping clangers onto Hugh instead of Deadpool.
Not to be outdone, Hugh responded by tweeting out, “Line. Sand. Drawn.”, along with a video of himself hamming it up during a live performance (presumably from his stage show) in which he says, “Let’s see Ryan Reynolds do that!”
Ryan has yet to respond, presumably because he’s licking his wounds and biding his time for the perfect opportunity to retaliate.
There were also X-Men Day tweets from a bunch of other big name peeps who have appeared in or had an important part in making the X-Men films but that’s all secondary to the Jackman/Reynolds “beef” because that’s what we’re all here for anyway.
The Wolverine/Deadpool crossover we and Ryan all want may never happen since Hugh has hung up his claws in favour of singing his heart out in arenas around the world but this hilariously dumb “beef” between the two actors as a pretty good consolation prize.
That being said, is a Detective Pikachu/Hugh Jackman crossover on the cards? Somebody call somebody else and make this happen.