‘He’s obsessed with his own body’: Ryan Reynolds jokes he’s struggling to keep up with ‘beast’ Hugh Jackman while training for Deadpool 3
Ryan Reynolds has admitted that training for Deadpool 3 with Hugh Jackman puts him to the test.
Speak against ET Canada at the Canadian Screen Awards, the star, 46, revealed the demanding schedule he’s undergoing to get back in shape for the movie.
He joked that it will be a challenge to keep up with 54-year-old Hugh as they prepare for the third film.
Ryan added: ‘I’m trying… Hugh Jackman is a beast, you know? He is clearly obsessed with his own body.
“So it’s going to be challenging to keep up with someone who’s so diligent.”
Challenge: Ryan Reynolds joked that during training for Deadpool 3 he struggled to keep up with ‘beast’ Hugh Jackman (pictured together in February)
Difficult: Speaking to ET Canada at the Canadian Screen Awards, the star (pictured as Deadpool) revealed the demanding schedule he’s undergoing to get back in shape for the movie
After a clip of Ryan’s joke comment was posted to Twitter, Hugh commented, “More like petrified. Did you see you?’
In the third film, Deadpool will use Cable’s time travel machine to save Wolverine before his death in 2029 and they will get lost in the Multiverse.
While in the Multiverse, they are pursued by Mobius, who has access to time travel technology.
The day after Ryan announced that Hugh would return as the late Wolverine in Deadpool 3 last year, the pair sat down for one faux fan Q&A.
‘I had a lot of questions. I’m sure you had a lot of questions. But don’t worry, we’ll answer them now,’ Hugh promised.
“For example, how is Wolverine still alive after Logan?”
Ryan clarified that Logan was set in 2029 and that it was a “totally separate thing” – hinting that it may be about the MCU multiverse.
Logan died in Logan. Don’t touch that,” Ryan declared.
“Basically what happens in our movie is these two fucking dudes go out and just like…”
At that point, Reynolds and Jackman’s words are drowned out by the sound of Wham!’s 1984 hit Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.
Ryan and Hugh’s characters Wade Wilson and Logan already fought in Gavin Hood’s 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which despite gloomy reviews.
When audiences last saw Wolverine, whose healing powers had diminished, he had been stabbed in the heart and impaled through a branch by his evil clone X-24 in the 2017 movie Logan.
Logan’s mutant daughter Laura and the other Transigen children then buried him under a wooden X to honor his time with the X-Men.
Upon seeing the video, Logan director James Mangold tweeted: ‘Oh my God! Everyone chill. Just kidding! I’m all right! Logan will always be there.
“Multiverse or prequel, time warp or wormhole, canon or non-canon or even no reason at all, I can’t wait to see what madness my dear friends Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman come up with!”
Déjà vu: Wade Wilson and Logan, Ryan and Hugh’s characters, already fought in Gavin Hood’s 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which made $373.1 million at the box office despite dismal reviews