Oh good, Ryan Reynolds is talking again.
He’d had his mouth closed for about three seconds, so something was bound to blurt out eventually.
The problem with Deadpool himself being named Entertainment Weekly’s Person of the Year is that now both the magazine and the site seem to exist purely as a platform to shout Reynold’s opinions out into the universe.
If any of our broadcasts are intercepted by an alien race, there’s a good chance that the first thing they’ll see is Ryan Reynolds’ face.
Or, alternatively, Hugh Jackman’s face, stapled on top of Ryan Reynolds’ face.
If Reynolds has his way, though, some future alien that happens across our planet’s media signals will instead see him sat next to Hugh Jackman, as the pair hang out as bestest best buddies during press junkets for their new movie that they’ve made together.
“I want Deapdool and Wolverine in a movie together,” says Reynolds, “What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh.”
Apparently Ryan Reynolds hasn’t seen any trailers for Logan, or is convinced that, though his own sheer charm alone, he’ll be able to talk the man out of his decision to make one last, somber, grounded movie starring the famous Wolverine.
Reynolds has a plan, too—he’s going to use his hordes of loyal fans to annoy and pester Jackman until he agrees:
“I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.”
For once in my life, I’m glad I’m not Hugh Jackman.
Having all of Ryan Reynolds’ internet fans descend onto the man is probably not the best way to convince him to do anything. It just means that Hugh Jackman’s going to have to give up on social media.
So what the reason why Ryan Reynolds has decided he’s going to annoy Hugh Jackman until they’re best buddies? Because Jackman is such a nice guy, of course!
“Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy.”
Yup, Ryan Reynolds has found a really nice guy, who’s so friendly that Reynolds wants to be his new best friend.
He’s going to achieve that by convincing internet fanboys (and more than a few trolls) to bury Jackman under a deluge of social media nonsense, until the star of Logan has no choice but to ditch his Twitter handle and avoid working on any movie ever again.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Entertainment Weekly’s Man of the Year.
What an utter jerk.