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Ryan Reynolds begins training for Deadpool 3 with jab on costar frenemy Hugh Jackman

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 28: Hugh Jackman (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the World Premiere of The Adam Project at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are fighting over who can get the biggest guns for Deadpool 3.

On Friday, the Deadpool star, 46, shared a photo posted by his trainer Don Saladino as he trains for the film. In the blink of an eye you can see him lifting two 60 pounds. Barbells in each hand, big muscles on display.

“I’m not training for Deadpool,” Reynolds wrote on his Instagram story. “I’m training to spend several months with @thehughjackman – who isn’t as nice as everyone thinks.”

Jackman, 54, couldn’t help but respond with a quip of his own, reposting the story and adding an “Ur cute” sticker with a heart on it.

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In September, Jackman and Reynolds announced in a video posted to Twitter that Wolverine would be starring in the highly anticipated Deadpool 3, with a source telling PEOPLE the role will be much bigger than a cameo.

Since the announcement, the actors have continued their playful feud, which mirrors that of their characters Deadpool and Wolverine. Jackman noted that the two Marvel superheroes “are opposites” and “hate each other” in the upcoming sequel.

Last month, he jokingly asked the Academy not to nominate Reynolds’ Christmas film Spirited in an Instagram video, saying the nod would “make the next year of my life unbearable.”

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Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Courtesy Everett Collection, 20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool; Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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In response, Reynolds made a video campaigning for a Best Actor nomination for Jackman’s The Son performance with “zero sarcasm here.” Although he couldn’t help but poke fun at the end, he said, “Wolverine and Deadpool?

The Wolverine actor shared Reynolds’ video on Instagram with the caption: “When @vancityreynolds goes up. I go higher.ā€

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Jackman joked with PEOPLE in October that the stars will likely throw hands during production: “I think being on set [Ryan] every day and the two of them in the movie in every city together every day… I think it’s fair to say they’ll be banging the sā€” out of each other the entire time.ā€

But he added, “All jokes aside, I’ll probably enjoy this movie more than any other I’ve ever done.”

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