The topic came up in an interview for Yahoo! when the Academy Award-nominee was asked about a new promotional video for the upcoming Marvel film. Featuring Ryan Reynolds in character as Deadpool, the video shows the wisecracking mercenary tongue-in-cheekily criticizing Jackman and his own earlier appearance in the standalone X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That film’s portrayal of Wade Wilson, Deadpool’s real identity, was widely panned for it’s lack of faithfulness to the source material and the unceremonious way in which his opponent, Jackman’s Wolverine, dispatched of him.
Discussing the video, Jackman said he enjoyed it and called it “just brilliant.” He added that Reynolds and him were good friends, although he confessed he was “A hundred percent” sure that he would win if the two were to face off in character again. It was this remark that got the interviewer thinking about a future Wolverine and Deadpool rematch:
Much has been made of Jackman’s next appearance as the clawed mutant in James Mangold’s The Wolverine follow-up being his last, but it sounds like he wouldn’t mind taking another crack at Wilson in a potential Deadpool sequel. “I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he’s awesome – that’s always attractive to me. But I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine]… probably you,” he says, gesturing to his Eddie the Eagle co-star Taran Egerton. “I don’t think I’ve quite got the facial hair for it,” chuckled the Kingsman actor in response.
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