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Hugh Jackman Says Feud With Ryan Reynolds Started Because Of Scarlett Johansson

Feuds are a hilarious thing to follow - especially when it's a fake feud! I'm reminded of the battle between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon or, more famously, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds!

The Deadpool/Wolverine feud has been going on for so long, that fans aren't even sure how it began. But thanks to a recent interview given by Hugh Jackman, we have our answer!

It turns out that Scarlett Johansson helped set the whole thing in motion.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are some of the most beloved actors in Hollywood.

They make us laugh and cry (because we're laughing too hard).

The best thing about them is the hilarious back and forth between the two actors.

They are constantly calling each other out or making fun of one another.

Fans love it.

Sometimes, other celebrities become involved with the shenanigans, but for the most part, it's just them two.

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And we love every second of it.

It's been going on for so long that most fans don't even know how it all began.

Which is why we are here to help. Let's get into the background story!

It all began when the pair met during the filming of *X-Men Origins: Wolverine*.

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The year was 2009.

Hugh Jackman was already well established with Marvel and a fresh-faced Ryan Reynolds was about to make his film debut as Deadpool.

Deadpool used to look very different in those early days.

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Deadpool wouldn't become an established character in the Marvel Universe for another 7 years after the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

This is actually a Deadpool clone or replicant.

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He was a failed experiment of the "Weapon X" program, in a similar fashion to how Wolverine was.

Back then, Ryan was still newly wed to another Marvel star, Scarlett Johansson.

In an interview with ET, Hugh said:

"I used to ream him because I was very close friends with Scarlett, and Scarlett had just married Ryan."

"So when he came on set I was like, 'Hey, you better be on your best behavior here, pal, because I’m watching.'"

From there, the feud was on.

Each actor took his respective turn at throwing jabs.

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Ryan began by making a hilarious political ad-campaign video called "3 Facts About Hugh Jackman."

Among the "facts" was that Hugh Jackman is not his real name and that he's a "fake foreigner."

Hugh responded by posting a candid shot of his pup pooping on Reynolds' picture.

The fact that the caption reads "HIGH ROAD" just seals the deal.

Clearly Hugh isn't above toilet humor and fans everywhere loved him for it.

Then in *Deadpool*, Ryan wore a cutout of Hugh's face.

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Fans were clamoring for Wolverine to make an appearance, so Ryan simply gave them what they were asking for.

Hopefully, that crossover event is still in the cards!

So to even the score, Hugh made his own video with Ryan's face.

Jackman trolls Reynolds for a variety of questionable career choices (like Green Lantern) and congratulates him for joining the ranks of other "famous Canadians" like William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, and Tommy Chong.

In *Deadpool 2*, Ryan voiced his feelings on Jackman retiring as Wolverine.

The caption on Instagram is hilarious.

Clearly the Deadpool star has not given up hope that he may yet see Logan again on screen.

After years of teasing one another, they finally decided to call a truce.

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To show that there were no hard feelings, each actor made a commercial for the other's business.

Ryan made a commercial for Hugh's Laughing Man Coffee and Hugh did an ad for Ryan's Aviation Gin.

Ryan's commercial was practically Oscar-worthy.

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You could see how much time and effort Ryan had put into the commercial.

His love for his friend shone through and Hugh felt it.

Unfortunately for Ryan, Hugh thought that the "truce" wasn't real.

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Hugh's commercial, by comparison, was shall we say...most definitely NOT Oscar-worthy.

It was short, sweet, and above all else, ruthless.

His commercial took their feud to a whole new level, placing Hugh firmly ahead in therms of "score."

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The commercial begins with Hugh sitting on a couch. He looks at the camera and says "Ryan Reynolds is a complete and total [expletive]."

He then unscrews the bottle of Aviation Gin and sets it on its side, spilling the contents on the floor.

Fans everywhere were relieved to find out that the feud was still on!

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Thank goodness for that. I mean come on, a truce? No one wants that.

After all, there can only be one winner in a battle between Deadpool and Wolverine!

So thank you, ScarJo. Without you, we wouldn't have been able to bear witness to the most hilarious "feud" in all of Hollywood!

What was your favorite moment in the feud between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds?

Who do you think would win in a fight between Deadpool and Wolverine? Leave a comment and let us know!