Fans, and undoubtedly more than a few studio executives, have long hoped for a Wolverine/Deadpool crossover featuring Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. However, this probably isn't what they had in mind.
Jackman posted a video this morning of himself recording a birthday message in his hotel room, only to be interrupted by Reynolds, in full Deadpool costume, singing "Tomorrow" while lying in the bed.
"When you’re trying to record a heartfelt birthday message ... but are interrupted by the least greatest showman," Jackman wrote, making a reference to his hit musical film The Greatest Showman. Fortunately, the two are able to find common ground with Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
There's no indication of when the video was record, or where, which will undoubtedly lead to speculation about why the two were together, with one of them in costume. The hotel room was either the site of celebration -- note the champagne and beer bottles scattered around, the feather boa, and what looks to be Mickey Mouse ears atop a trophy -- or it's dressed for filming. Presumably it was recorded this week at Las Vegas, during CinemaCon, where Jackman and Reynolds teamed up for another video used during Fox's presentation.
Jackman sort of made a cameo in 2016's Deadpool, in which Reynolds' Wade Wilson wears a cutout of his People's "Sexiest Man Alive" cover, and rumors persisted that the Merc With a Mouth might appear last year in a post-credits scene for Logan. However, those were shot down -- and the James Mangold film didn't even have a post-credits sequence. The closest we got was that Deadpool teaser that played in theaters with Logan.
Although Reynolds has championed the idea of a Wolverine/Deadpool team-up, Jackman seemingly dashed those hopes last year, insisting Logan is his farewell to the role. “Look, if that movie [Deadpool] had appeared 10 years ago, probably a different story," he said, "but I knew two and a half years ago that this was the last one. The first call I made was to [Logan director James Mangold]. I said, ‘Jim, I got one more shot at this,’ and as soon as Jim came up with the idea and we worked on it, I was never more excited. But, it feels like the right time. Deadpool, go for it man, do your thing. You don’t need me.”
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable and Julian Dennison as Russell. The film opens May 18.