After rumors began to circulate on social media that Ryan Reynolds shot a cameo for the newest X-Men series installment, Logan, reprising his Deadpool role, the film’s director James Mangold quickly took Twitter to deny the claim.
Soon after, however, Reynolds personally denied the claim via his personal Twitter account:
Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission. https://t.co/5czBmMRfY1— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 28, 2016
Whether the actor’s refute is a hoax or not, Mangold was not pleased with The Wrap’s coverage. After citing the article as “fake news,” he further insulted the news publication, citing them as the show biz equivalent to Breitbart, an alt-right news outlet.
For everyone freaking out, @TheWrap is dealing in fake news. Chill.— Mangold (@mang0ld) December 28, 2016
He proceeded to thank his buddy Reynolds for clearing up the rumors with his tweet:
Gracias, R. From your fan. J https://t.co/S9Do9eCXZP— Mangold (@mang0ld) December 28, 2016
Logan is set to debut March 3, 2017.