At last, Hugh Jackman has returned the burn he got courtesy of Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’.
Jackman chose the occasion of Reynolds receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to deliver his dazzling comeback.
As you will doubtless recall, the ‘merc with a mouth’ took a few swipes at Jackman and Wolverine in the hit comicbook romp.
“You’re probably thinking, ‘Whose b*lls did I have to fondle to get my very own movie?’” he says in the opening scenes of the film.
“I can’t tell you his name, but it rhymes with ‘Polverine.’ And let me tell you, he’s got a nice pair of smooth criminals down under.”
Later, Deadpool is spotted with a Jackman mask, to hide his terrible disfigurement from his lady love, Vanessa.
Dealing Reynolds his own barb, Jackman took to Instagram in a video message, speaking as Reynolds.
“You may remember me from such things as People Magazine’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive or the 12th best DC Comics movie Green Lantern,” he says.
“Who would have thought just three years after getting a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, I would be getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Yep, I now join the ranks of other great Canadians such as William Shatner, Leslie Nelson, and Tommy Chong.
“How could a guy who failed his high school drama class be this talented? I have no answer for that. But to quote my favorite actor in the world, the great Australian Hugh Jackman, who, by the way, was People’s Sexiest Man Alive way before me, ‘Americans are the most generous country on the planet.’
“So, thank you, America, and feel free to urinate on my section of the sidewalk.”
Marvellous. Over to you, Ryan.