Fake frenemies Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are at it again.
On Saturday (Sunday, Singapore time), some of the original X-Men cast — Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and Patrick Stewart — got back together on Zoom during a segment in the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future benefit concert.
Said Jackman: “Honestly it's kind of surreal you guys, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the first X-Men movie.” It wasn’t before long Reynolds dropped in on the gang.
“Ryan, the cast and I were all just reminiscing about the movie that we’re in together,” said Jackman, trying to shoo away Reynolds, who doesn’t appear in the 2000 X-Men movie but stars in 2009’s critically unpopular X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Not only did Reynolds stay, he also invited Sophie Turner and James McAvoy, both from last year’s critically unpopular X-Men: Dark Phoenix, to join the reunion. “So many stars, so many timelines,” Reynolds quipped. “It’s a recap of Knots Landing.” (That’s a ’80s soap opera, by the way.)
Then the reunion started to go sideways, with each actor going off to attend other reunions. “Oh sorry, I actually thought this was a Game of Thrones reunion,” Turner said. “Bye!”. Janssen said, “I actually have a James Bond reunion Zoom now.” Berry said, “Oh God, me too.” McAvoy said, “Split reunion.” And Patrick had to rush to a Star Trek reunion.
“Just you and Logan, you know what that makes this a reunion for,” Reynolds said to Jackman. That’s when Liev Schreiber (aka Sabretooth) showed up for a brief moment, “X-Men Origins reunite!”
How long can Reynolds and Jackman play up this faux feud? Hey, Disney, just give them the Deadpool/Wolverine spin-off they deserve already.
Though the reunion was playful, Jackman ended the segment with a heartfelt message to those who are fighting on the frontlines of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Sometime in the not too distant future the hard work of every global citizen will bring about a healthier, safer, more equitable world,” he said. “To all the first responders, essential workers and those fighting for racial justice: I stand in awe of your efforts this year and I stand with you.”
You can watch the Global Goal concert at meWATCH; cue to 57:37 for the X-Men reunion. If you just want to watch the reunion, check it out here: