Ryan Reynolds Says It’s Hugh Jackman’s Fault X-Men: Origins Sucked

Ryan Reynolds takes another jab at Hugh Jackman, saying it is the Aussie actor's fault X-Men Origins: Wolverine was "absolute trash fire."

By Melissa Murphy | Updated

When the Marvel superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine first hit theaters in 2009, it was met with mixed reviews. While many fans pointed to the film’s plot holes and bland script as the reason for its poor reception, the Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was quick to throw his co-star Hugh Jackman under the bus, according to Variety. Ryan Reynolds recounts his first time working with Hugh Jackman on the “absolute trash fire” of a movie, claiming “that was on him.”

Marvel superhero movies are usually met with anticipation from fans, however, that does not protect them from the occasional flop. Unfortunately, the X-Men films have often been met with an underwhelming reception. The 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine brought Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool to the big screen for the first time ever with Hugh Jackman’s James Howlett. 

The Deadpool actor has been outspoken about his feelings for the film before, even using the post-credits scene in Deadpool 2 to fix the movie. In the scene, viewers watch as Deadpool kills the X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Wade Wilson. The version of the characters was criticized in the film, and the Deadpool 2 end credits scene gave Reynolds a chance to put him in the past.  

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Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Despite the seeming animosity between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, the pair will be reprising their roles for the upcoming film Deadpool 3. The long-time friends are known for their back-and-forth jabs at each other, many of which play out on Twitter for fans to see. The recent jab at Jackman’s performance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was forthcoming after Hugh Jackman posed the name Wolverine and Deadpool as a more fitting title for the upcoming installment. 

Insulted by the proposed name change, Ryan Reynolds took to mocking Hugh Jackman in a video posted to Twitter– all in good fun, of course. Since their time working on the notorious X-Men Origins: Wolverine starting back in 2007, the two have had a fun-filled friendship complete with joking and insults. 

Fans of the two can see both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman returning to the big screen together once again for Deadpool 3. While much about the film has remained under wraps, the writers of both Deadpool installments, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are returning for the upcoming film alongside director Shawn Levy. Fans can expect the newest Deadpool movie to showcase the characters in all their R-rated glory once again, with creators promising the film won’t be “Disney-fied.”

It is still unclear where this film will fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and its possible time travel could play a large role in the film. So far, fans can expect Wolverine, still recovering from his injuries, to be met by a time-traveling Deadpool who has returned to befriend the superhero so they can join forces and combat their common enemy. 

The upcoming Deadpool 3 will likely be the last time Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of Wolverine. Fans will have to savor this last film where both Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine will be gracing the screen together. Deadpool 3 set is slated to release on November 8, 2024.