Hugh Jackman wishes Ryan Reynolds happy birthday with Wolverine-themed message

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25 Oct 2022, 07:19

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Ahead of teaming up with Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie, Hugh Jackman has sent his co-star a birthday message with a Wolverine tease.

In the clip shared on Twitter, the Aussie star hums Happy Birthday, while lighting a candle in a cupcake and sitting in front of a selection of pictures of his Canadian-American pal, who turned 46 this week.

He then turns to face the camera, and says: “Now, Ryan, I'm making a wish, and it's your birthday present and I wanna say, 'I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn't very nice’.”

He then blows the candle on the cupcake out, at the second attempt. 

The quote in the message is one of Wolverine’s most iconic lines, and comes following confirmation that the star will reprise his role as Wolverine in the next Deadpool movie. Reynolds will, of course, play Deadpool/Wade Wilson again. 

Check out the birthday message here: 

Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox means that it now has the rights to Deadpool and the X-Men. So Deadpool 3 will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the two actors confirmed their upcoming collab last month, in a video posted to Wrexham AFC co-owner Reynolds’ Twitter account. 

In it, he said: “I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside. 

“And I… I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea.”

Then, Jackman appeared, with Reynolds asking him: “Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?”

Jackman replies: “Yeah, sure, Ryan.”

Deadpool 3 is set for release September 2024.