Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are 2 of the biggest stars in Hollywood today, and they actually have a lot in common. Both have acted in incredibly successful superhero franchises, playing fan-favorites Deadpool and Wolverine respectively, and they have also led some classic, heartwarming romantic comedies.
But the pair are also really good friends, who take a lot of pleasure out of savagely trolling each other on social media.
They are constantly going viral for destroying each other in many different and unique ways, such as Jackman completely trashing a commercial for Reynold's gin brand. Now, it seems that the Greatest Showman star is at it again by trolling Reynolds for over his 2010 win of the title People's "Sexiest Man Alive."
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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have a "long-standing feud."
via: GettyBut in reality, they're actually best pals. They constantly roast each other, the way only real buds can, and it seems pretty fundamental to their friendship.
It’s been going on for quite some time.
via: GettyThe two are constantly exchanging barbs on social media, in interviews, at private parties, and even in their movies.
Recently, things had started escalating to a point of mutually assured destruction.
Deadpool and Wolverine going head-to-head only means one thing... a fight to the death.
So the two called a truce.
via: GettyAnd the world could, once again, breathe easy.
First, Reynolds extended the olive branch.
Official truce with @realhughjackman! As a gesture of goodwill, I’m gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laug… https://t.co/8N8NUJwX2X— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1548953746.0
A few minutes later, Jackman returned the gesture.
Official truce! I’m going to make the most amazing ad for Aviation Gin. And, look forward to seeing what… https://t.co/nHXKBHLQB5— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1548954068.0
Naturally, everyone was dying to see these ads.
When is @RealHughJackman's ad for @AviationGin coming out? 😉 @VancityReynolds #AviationGin https://t.co/DgAbuJV4RA— SickMuse💎 (@SickMuse💎)1548964774.0
Jackman insisted he was hard at work.
@AviationGin @SickMuse22 @VancityReynolds Editing. Can’t talk.— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1548965548.0
At least now they were agreeing on something.
@RealHughJackman @AviationGin @SickMuse22 He’s editing. He can’t talk.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1548966421.0
Finally, they unveiled the long-awaited commercials that would renew their bond.Well, that was the plan anyway. But things didn’t go as smoothly as hoped.
The official unveiling video begins with so much potential.Reynolds excitedly admits that he’s been working “24/7" on his ad for Laughing Man Coffee, and can’t wait to share his ad with Jackman and the world.
Who knew a coffee commercial could be so beautiful?
Reynolds’ commercial is visually stunning, and basically a love letter to Jackman and the philanthropic work he does through his company.
It’s also secretly hilarious.
Reynolds sneaks in some subliminal messaging by not-so-subtly working in the name “Hugh" about a dozen times, because he’s Ryan Reynolds and nothing he does is ever 100% serious.
The commercial earns a stunned silence from Jackman.
It’s immediately clear he was not expecting such a heartfelt effort from Reynolds, who then reveals with pride that the ad cost him $1 million.
That’s when Jackman starts backpedaling.
All of a sudden, his commercial isn’t “quite ready" and needs “color correcting," but Reynolds isn’t hearing it, and to Jackman’s dismay, the ad starts to roll.
And it’s a trainwreck.
Jackman’s advertisement dives right in with a cutting, “Ryan Reynolds is a complete and total f***ing a**hole"– a far cry from the flowery sentiments expressed in the expensive, handcrafted piece of art that was Reynolds’ ad.
“The gin’s pretty great though."
Jackman seems like he’s about to deliver a compliment but immediately undercuts it by reaching for a bottle of Reynolds' Aviation Gin, opening it, and letting its contents pour unceremoniously on the table and floor with a satisfied smirk. Welp.
So much for that truce.
Back in the studio, the 2 look gutted. Jackman half-heartedly offers, “I didn’t think the truce was actually real" before the screen cuts to black.
Reynolds’ official take on the dumpster fire?
F for effort. https://t.co/fomGU8ipX6— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1549464966.0
What did Jackman have to say for himself?
Job well done. @AviationGin @laughingmanco https://t.co/i9PmxE7jt9— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1549465172.0
You can’t help but feel a little bad for Reynolds.
Even though this probably means more hilarious feud content.
But it certainly seems that Jackman is on a roll right now...
via: Getty ImagesAnd he clearly doesn't sympathize with Reynolds in any shape or form. People's "Sexiest Man Alive" has just been announced, and after musician John Legend took the title this year, Jackman decided this was the perfect opportunity to call out his best bud.
Jackman won the "sexiest man" award back in 2008...And Reynolds was titled with the award in 2010.
Jackman wanted to make it very clear to his followers that he is a former-title holder...So he took to his Instagram to post a video.
Of course, the dynamic duo feature in the video.
via: InstagramThe brief video features Jackman and Reynolds walking on a soundstage, with Jackman telling Reynolds he doesn't want to wear a blue hoodie that he's unzipping, when something falls out.
A magazine falls out of his jacket...
via: InstagramJackman swiftly picks it up and shows it to Reynolds, who says, "'Oh, it's your People's Sexiest Man Alive issue."
People can be heard laughing behind the camera...
via: InstagramWhen Jackman asks if he's seen it, Reynolds says, 'I have an issue somewhere, I have a few of yours. Usually, I cut the eyes out or the mouth, but that's just me."
A very clever reference...
via: InstagramReynolds was, indeed, referring to Deadpool where his character uses the photo from Jackman's 2008 "Sexiest Man Alive" issue as a mask, where he cut out the eyes and mouth.
Jackman is clearly smug over the situation...
via: InstagramThe video ends as an overly excited Jackman holds up his magazine for the camera as an extra reminder... just in case anybody missed the point.