Ryan Reynolds, the star of Deadpool 3, makes a lighthearted admission about how long he’s wanted to see the Merc with the Mouth work with Wolverine. 

Reynolds met with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his career and his eagerness to work with his friend Hugh Jackman  

Reynolds will soon receive the American Cinematheque Award on Nov. 17.  

Reynolds’ answer to the question of how long he’s wanted the X-Men actor to take on his part was quite telling. 

Since the day my parents walked into that Holiday Inn Express and completed a box of chardonnay 

Reynolds and Jackman appeared together for the first time in Wade Wilson’s critically panned 2009 picture X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  

Reynolds starred in the hugely popular Deadpool film in 2016 and its sequel, Deadpool 2, was released in 2018.  

Jackman’s swan song in 2017’s Logan prevented the actor from successfully persuading Jackman to play his star-making role in both films, despite his multiple tries. 

The Marvel studio’s rights, including X-Men and Deadpool, were preserved when Disney acquired Fox in 2019.  

Deadpool 3 was formally introduced by Marvel Studios in September 2022 with a trailer announcing the release date and revealing Jackman’s comeback.