Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman postpone long-standing ‘feud’ for charity

The "mortal enemies" have put aside their differences to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called a truce on their ongoing ‘feud’ for one whole day, in honour of the charity initiative All In Challenge.

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Proceeds go to vulnerable children, frontline workers and the elderly, and everyone who donates will be entered into a draw to have the two A-list actors visit their home and help the winner’s children run a lemonade stand.

The pair often reserve their most cutting (but always teasing) remarks for one another on social media – a spat that made it onto the big screen when Reynolds’ referenced Wolverine in both his Deadpool films.

“People think it [the feud] started with us – well it didn’t,” Jackman deadpanned during a video announcing the prize.

“The Jackmans and Reynolds have been mortal enemies for as long as there has been Jackmans and Reynoldses..ses,” continued a straight-faced Reynolds.

Showing a black-and-white photo featuring both Deadpool (Reynolds) and Wolverine (Jackman), the stars went on to add that starting their respective drinks companies – Jackman’s coffee company and Reynolds’ gin – has only added fuel to the fire.

“But for one day, and one day only, we have agreed to agree to not disagree and only a pandemic could make that happen,” Reynolds said.

Jackman added: “We’ve agreed to join the All In Challenge. We’ll stop our feud for one day and help sell a different type of drink.”

Screenshot, Twitter
Screenshot, Twitter

The lightening-fast opening credits for the segment also packed in a few jokes, including a shoutout to the actors’ wives for “tolerating[ing]” their feud, and a tongue-in-cheek nod to Marvel (which owns both Deadpool and the X-Men franchise).

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