While filming their sci-fi space movie titled Life together in 2017, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds became fast friends. Both actors share an intelligently dry sense of humor, a wonderfully diverse filmography, and an apparent talent for anything they decide to try artistically. Since their movie together, both actors have been spotted hanging out and just being bro’s and it is a friendship we can all get behind.
Unfortunately, the two guys didn’t get a very long time to hang out with each other, because Reynolds went back to work on Deadpool 2, and Gyllenhaal went back to work on his next films, Okja and Stronger. However, just because the two guys were parted, doesn’t mean they didn’t still support each other. The whole world knows that the character of Deadpool was practically tailor-made for Ryan Reynolds, but it is only his close friends, colleagues, and family who know the extent of his hard work and perseverance to make the Deadpool movies the powerhouse franchise that they are today.
Jake Gyllenhaal is among one of those insiders that truly knows the relationship that Reynolds has with the Merc with a Mouth. In celebration of the success of the second film and in celebration of his friend, Gyllenhaal wrote a letter for Variety’s “New Power of New York” list, detailing his relationship with Reynolds, his admiration for Reynolds’ talents, and most of all, his admiration for Reynold’s journey with Deadpool.
“Ryan built the house of Deadpool brick by brick, constructing a space that inspired him and let him stretch to every corner of the room. The remarkable success of Deadpool may have shocked the suits who took a chance on financing that ragtag superhero movie, but for the people who know and love Ryan, it was no surprise that the whole damn world rallied as soon as it had the chance to really see him: all of the edges and darkness, the crackerjack wit borne from a lifetime of sensitivity and sadness, and against all odds, the openness.”
He also went on to speak about Reynolds’ work ethic, saying, “But make no mistake about it: For all of the effortlessness that Ryan projects, the man works tirelessly.”
There are rumors that Gyllenhaal will be starring as the villain Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and there are also set photos that have leaked that look very similar to the actor. So perhaps the two actors will reunite within the setting of Marvel someday, although Deadpool is a far different wheelhouse than Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.