Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds dropped a huge bomb to the entertainment world today via his YouTube channel, making movie lovers, especially Marvel Comics fanatics to go crazy within seconds: Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine in the next Deadpool movie this coming 2024!
Now that you know about this news, and even already anticipating the movie that will only happen two years later, we have some interesting football-related information regarding the celebrated movie star.
A Norwich City Supporter
“Everyone loves an underdog”, so does Hugh Jackman. The Aussie’s love towards the Canaries grew ever since he was kid because his mother used to live in Norfolk. Although Hugh has not been supporting the team from its home stadium in Carrow Road, the Wolverine owned the shirt when Norwich won the 1985 League Cup. Nonetheless, the last season must have been a painful one to watch for Hugh as Norwich City was relegated to from the Premier League, but the silver lining is that Norwich is currently sitting at the second-place of the Championship and is looking forward to promotion back to the Premier League next season.
Teased About Buying a Football Club
We all know how close Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are. Deadpool currently owns Wrexham AFC, a team that competes in the fifth tier of the English football league system. Such connection prompted Hugh the idea of buying a football club so that his team may one day defeat that of his “enemy’s”. Despite joking about the thought, he did regret not exploring the opportunity to own a portion of shares from his favourite club, Norwich City.
Has Big Hopes on the Socceroos
Being born into British parents and grew up in Australia, Hugh Jackman owns a dual citizenship and is a huge fan of the Socceroos. Having played the sport since he was ten, he has said that the World Cup means everything to him as a lifelong football fan. Qatar 2022 will be the sixth time Australia has qualified for the World Cup and their best result was the last 16 stage finish in Germany 2006. The Socceroos are in Group D, with its opponents being the defending champions, France, Tunisia and Denmark.
Having the Wolverine as a supporter must be one of the coolest things ever, let us hope that Norwich City and the Socceroos perform well in the Championships and World Cup.
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