The most notorious troll of superhero cinema got a taste of his own medicine this holiday season when Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds attended a holiday party with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The star of Once Upon a Deadpool took to Instagram with a couple of photos alongside the Wolverine and Mysterio actors. But while Jackman and Gyllenhaal are looking pretty pleased with themselves, Reynolds appears a little despondent in his tacky Christmas outfit, and he explains the situation as follows:
“These fucking assholes said it was a sweater party.”
To be fair, Reynolds kind of had it coming, given his fondness for pestering his fellow actors.
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Just earlier this month, for example, when Gyllenhaal took to Instagram for the very first time to share his epiphany that he’s “not playing Spider-Man” in next year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Reynolds was among the stars who mocked him for him for the comment.
Of course, the one Reynolds really has a history with is Jackman. The Logan lead’s refusal to reprise his role as Wolverine for a Deadpool crossover has been the subject of an ongoing troll war between the pair. So far, Reynolds has yet to convince his old X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star to come back to the franchise, though it’s clear that a lot of fans and even Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld are on his side.
With the Disney/Fox deal on the horizon, chances are that the next time we see Wolverine on our screens, he’ll be played by a different actor. In the meantime, Reynolds’ Once Upon a Deadpool is still in the midst of a two-week run in cinemas, while Gyllenhaal will be making his MCU debut when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5th, 2019.