Hugh Jackman and longtime X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart earned a Guinness World Record earlier this week for longest careers as live-action Marvel superheroes, having played Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, for 16 years and 228 days. However, when it comes to all things Wolverine and Jackman, Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds is rarely far behind.
In response to Jackman's tweet about the accomplishment, Reynolds jokingly responded, "For fingernail length?"
For fingernail length?— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 23, 2019
Jackman and Stewart first appeared together in 2000's X-Men. Their last film as their characters was James Mangold's 2017 film Logan, a dystopian coming-of-age story about Charles Xavier and Wolverine's final years, as well as the extinction (and subsequent revival) of the mutant race.
Although they appeared together in the now non-canon X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool and Logan have not been together on-screen since. However, Reynolds has frequently tried to coax Jackman into teaming up with him, even though the latter has officially retired from the role. The two have engaged in good-natured ribbing for years.
Due to Disney's upcoming acquisition of key assets from 21st Century Fox, including the X-Men, it's unclear how the future of the Deadpool films will be affected. There are currently plans for Deadpool 3 and an X-Force movie, though those might end up getting shelved depending on Marvel Studios' plans for the character.
Dark Phoenix will be the next film in Fox's X-Men franchise. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dark Phoenix is scheduled for release June 7, 2019.