Hugh Jackman responds to Wolverine diss in ‘Deadpool’ teaser

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool called 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' a 'career-low'

Hugh Jackman has responded to a recent jibe from Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.

In a tongue-in-cheek video marking Australia Day last week, Reynolds’ Marvel anti-hero said: “You gave us Wolverine. And for that, I can’t forgive you. I’ve got no problems with Hugh. I mean, he’s a delightful guy. A true legend. But that movie, that was a career-low for me.”

Reynolds’ character was referring to 2009’s poorly-received superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Jackman’s clawed mutant defeats Deadpool in a fight.

“Love it. It’s just brilliant. I mean, I love Ryan, he’s a good mate of mine. He’s so fantastic,” Jackman told Yahoo! Movies when asked about the Deadpool diss.

Jackman is due to make his final two appearances as Wolverine in this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse and next year’s untitled standalone Wolverine film. Asked whether he could be tempted to play Wolverine again in a future Deadpool movie, he replied: “I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he’s awesome – that’s always attractive to me. But I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine].”

Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds opens in UK cinemas on February 12.