‘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 training for Deadpool 3 with Hugh Jackman is putting him through his paces.
Speaking to ET Canada at the Canadian Screen Awards, the star, 46, revealed the demanding schedule he is undergoing to get back into shape for the film.
He joked that keeping up with Hugh, 54, is going to be a challenge as they prepare for the third flick.
Ryan added: ‘I’m trying… Hugh Jackman is a beast, you know? He’s clearly obsessed with his own body.
‘So, keeping up with someone who’s that diligent is going to be challenging.’
Challenge: Ryan Reynolds joked training for Deadpool 3 has seen him struggle to keep up with ‘beast’ Hugh Jackman (pictured together in February)
Tough: Speaking to ET Canada at the Canadian Screen Awards, the star (pictured as Deadpool) revealed the demanding schedule he is undergoing to get back into shape for the film
After a clip of Ryan’s jokey comment was posted on Twitter, Hugh said in response: ‘More like petrified. Have you seen you?’
In the third film, Deadpool will use Cable’s time travel machine to save Wolverine before his death in 2029 and they will end up lost in the Multiverse.
While they are in the Multiverse they will be 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 a faux fan Q&A.
‘I had a lot of questions. I’m sure you had a lot of questions. But rest assured, we’re going to answer them right now,’ Hugh promised.
‘Like, for example, how is Wolverine alive after Logan?’
Ryan clarified that Logan was set in 2029 and it was a ‘totally separate thing’ – hinting it might involve the MCU multi-verse.
‘Logan died in Logan. Not touching that,’ Ryan stated.
‘What actually happens in our film is these two f***ing guys get out there and just like…’
At that point, Reynolds and Jackman’s words are drowned out by the sound of Wham!’s 1984 hit song Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.
Ryan and Hugh’s characters Wade Wilson and Logan already battled in Gavin Hood’s 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which earned $373.1M at the box office despite dismal reviews.
When audiences last saw Wolverine, who’s healing powers were diminished, he had been stabbed in the heart and impaled by a branch by his evil clone X-24 in the 2017 film Logan.
Logan’s mutant daughter Laura and the other Transigen children then buried him beneath a wooden X to honor his time with the X-Men.
Upon seeing the video, Logan director James Mangold tweeted: ‘Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I’m all good! Logan will always be there.
‘Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what madness my dear friends Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman cook up!’
Déjà vu: Ryan and Hugh’s characters Wade Wilson and Logan already battled in Gavin Hood’s 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which earned $373.1M at the box office despite dismal reviews