Ryan Reynolds has a man crush on Hugh Jackman and suggested their two superhero alter egos should team up in a feature film.
His idea stemmed from earlier rumors that Deadpool would make a cameo in Logan (2017).
And while fans would likely go insane over a Deadpool and Wolverine crossover, Jackman had to put the kebosh on rumors of a mashup happening any time soon.
Recently, Jackman wished his bud a happy birthday, which pretty much sums up their rapport with one another.
"Because I'm told that I AM THE NICEST GUY and you're NOT, @VancityReynolds," Jackman tweeted. "I will let you hug me. Just this once. On your birthday."
Because I’m told that I AM THE NICEST GUY and you’re NOT. @VancityReynolds ... I will let you hug me. Just this onc… https://t.co/gr7k7mEQ43— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1540296430.0
Of course, the birthday boy wasn't about to get sappy.
"This man is a monster. He's not even from Australia. He's from Milwaukee," Reynolds clapped back, implying the Australian actor was an imposter.
The tweet revealed that Reynolds is quite aware of a certain Wolverine lookalike, – "Milverine" from Milwaukee – whose likeness led to his own Facebook page, attracting a global following with over eleven thousand followers.
@VancityReynolds This guy is from Milwaukee... Milverine... https://t.co/OuEB2FnEB0— Nick Senn (@Nick Senn)1540392776.0
That hirsute construction worker from Milwaukee is a 48-year-old named John Hamann who has often drawn comparisons to the X-Men mutant whenever he walks around with his shirt off.
Twitter chimed in with their take on Reynold's sardonic response.
@VancityReynolds He’s from Milwaukee? Maybe you should move there too and the both of you can do a Lavern and Shirl… https://t.co/HJI17znA0d— Brian Hess (@Brian Hess)1540332846.0
@VancityReynolds Ooooh, and the gloves are off! Good thing this is the best bromance ever or it could've gotten ugl… https://t.co/uLAeOwZHU3— Lori 👻 (@Lori 👻)1540333318.0
@VancityReynolds I thought he was Canadian.. 🤔 https://t.co/YCM9wyhMHg— Ty Greene (@Ty Greene)1540332173.0
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds @VancityReynolds wishes he aged (or rather didn’t age) like you 😍 https://t.co/q6qvw1P7n0— Trudy (@Trudy)1540296669.0
The fine people of Milwaukee put in their two cents.
@VancityReynolds Actually it was originally pronounced MEE-LEE-WAH-KAY which is Algonquin for “the good land”— Lucas Jackson (@Lucas Jackson)1540331882.0
@PJHeinzelmann @VancityReynolds Milverine is a legend!— Jon H. (@Jon H.)1540339720.0
@VancityReynolds Hey Milwaukee! Is my town. The Best Town! He wishes he was from here.— alex (@alex)1540332704.0
@VancityReynolds As a native Milwaukee resident we are all monsters— Dan Huber (@Dan Huber)1540332101.0
@VancityReynolds I guess that means he's _really_ Milwaukee's Finest!! 😂😂— Cathy Everette (@Cathy Everette)1540333718.0
During an interview to promote Logan, Jackman told Comic Book that had Logan been released a decade earlier, the situation would have welcomed a cameo.
"Look, if that movie had appeared ten years ago, it'd be a totally different story. But I knew 2.5 years ago that this was the last one. The first call I made was to Jim [Mangold]."
"I said, 'Jim, I got one more shot at this.' As soon as I got with Jim and started working on the idea of it, I was never more excited."
So he gave Deadpool his blessing to go on without Wolverine.
"Deadpool, go for it, man. You do your thing. You don't need me."
Maybe we won't see the two fighting on the same side for justice, but it'd sure be swell to seem them side by side on the dance floor.
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds "May I have this dance?" https://t.co/CsnUHCafsh— Killin' It (@Killin' It)1540297262.0
Happy birthday Ryan, you devil.