Hugh Jackman Congratulates Frenemy Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool 2’

“I’m gonna say this once, and then delete it – really quickly,” Wolverine actor says on Instagram

Sure, Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for years and starred in “Les Miserables” and countless other heavy, sobering roles. But this might be the toughest, hardest thing he’s had to do … actually ADMIT he likes “Deadpool 2.”

Jackman took to Instagram, and despite some reluctance, praised his frenemy Ryan Reynolds’s new movie as “a work of genius.”

“I’m gonna say this once, and then delete it – really quickly,” Jackman said between some deep breaths. “‘Deadpool 2’ is a work of genius. It is epic. It is … dammit, can’t believe I said it.”

Jackman and Reynolds have been toying with one another for some time now, with Reynolds cheekily hoping that Jackman might return to play Wolverine/Logan one more time and appear in a “Deadpool” movie.

“I might just have a little message for Ryan,” Jackman said recently on “GMA.” “I love you, man. I love Deadpool. I can’t wait to see the movie. You’re one of my best friends. Blake [Lively, Reynolds’ wife], the fam, the whole thing. But back it up a little. Play a little hard to get. It’s too much; it’s not sexy.”

Reynolds even dressed in full costume as Deadpool and crashed a birthday message that Jackman was trying to send out on Twitter, lounging on his hotel room bed and singing “Tomorrow” from “Annie.”

“Don’t give him too much attention,” Jackman joked in the video.

Thankfully though, “Deadpool 2,” which opens May 18, has been getting a lot of attention, and Jackman’s review is just one of the many high praises the film has received so far.

Watch Jackman’s Instagram video below: