How Hugh Jackman Played Matchmaker For Ryan Reynolds With Director Free Guy

There have been quite a few actors and directors over the years who just work and in turn continue to work together on multiple projects. Think Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, Bill Murray and Wes Anderson or Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. Well, there’s a dynamic new duo with Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy, who made free guy together and the next Netflix movie The Adam Project. The story of how they found each other is very significant for the dead Pool star, and involves Reynolds’ frenemy, Hugh Jackman.

Apparently, it was their mutual collaborator Hugh Jackman who brought them together. As Reynolds joked:

[Me and Shawn Levy] met on hugh.com dating site

By talking to CBS News about their latest collaboration, the duo spoke about their mutual friend, with whom the Proposal star shares a past in the Marvel world and has an ongoing playful feud with. In the words of Shawn Levy:

[Jackman] told me, if I ever meet Ryan and if I ever work with Ryan, we will never stop. And then from the minute we first met on Free Guy, it was gangbusters.

Hugh Jackman worked with the director in 2011 steel coilwho recently has found new life since arriving on Netflix. Since his renewed interest, a steel coil the series is in development on Disney+, but whether Jackson will be back is a question mark. It seems Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds have similar sensibilities about them that make them great collaborators that Jackman could pull together knowing them both separately.

The couple’s first film together, free guyhit theaters this summer and received positive reactions as a whole and, likewise, The Adam Project seems to have reviewers really impressed so far. The upcoming Netflix movie follows Reynolds’ character as he travels back in time to team up with his younger self and late father to save the future.

Although Hugh Jackman isn’t involved with the sci-fi flick, the actor supported his faux rival and former director at the film’s recent premiere. Check out this trio of gentlemen via Jackson’s instagram:

Alright, so all we need next is a collaboration between Shawn Levy, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds, right? While it’s perfect for a Wolverine and Deadpool team-up flick, Jackman has already hung up his hands for good with Logan. On the other hand, Reynolds should star in another dead Pool movie. Maybe Levy can direct this and Jackman can appear in a Wolverine-esque dream sequence? On the other hand, a recent word from the president of 20th Century Studios is that the studio is only “days away” from receive a script for a free guy continued – maybe that’s his way.

It certainly seems like Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds click when it comes to making movies, especially with movies based on more original stories. You can verify The Adam Project with a Netflix subscription the 11th of March. It’s one of the biggest movie releases of 2022.

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