Ryan Reynolds couldn’t keep himself away from pal Hugh Jackman‘s virtual X-Men reunion, as he made a surprise appearance during the event on Saturday (June 27, 2020) night.
As part of the Global Citizen: Unite for Our Future benefit special, Hugh reunited with X-Men co-stars Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, and Famke Janssen via video conference platform Zoom.
“Honestly it’s kind of surreal you guys, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the first X-Men movie,” Hugh said, just before Ryan popped up on the screen.
“Ryan, the cast and I were all just reminiscing about the movie that we’re in together,” the star said to Ryan, who does not appear in the original X-Men movie in 2000, but does star in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
However, when Hugh tried to kick Ryan out, he revealed that he invited a few other X-Men actors into the call, with Sophie Turner and James McAvoy, both from X-Men: Dark Phoenix, both appearing on screen – before signing off.
“Oh sorry, I actually thought this was a Game of Thrones reunion,” Sophie joked. “Bye!”
“I actually have a James Bond reunion Zoom now,” Famke said, to which Halle responded, “Oh God me too,” before they also left the call.
“Split reunion,” James quipped, while Patrick added, “Star Trek.”
When it was finally down to just Ryan and Hugh, the Deadpool star said, “Just you and me Logan, you know what that makes this a reunion for?” before Liev Schreiber popped in for a second to yell, “X-Men Origins reunite!”