It has become a trend in recent months for the cast members of well-known films to do virtual reunions to keep boredom at bay while everyone is in quarantine. The original X-Men cast met up virtually over the weekend to talk about the movie, but their reminiscing was swiftly interrupted. As reported by People, the fun began when Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, and Patrick Stewart reunited on Zoom as part of the Global Citizen: Unite For Our Future benefit concert.
“Honestly it's kind of surreal you guys, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the first X-Men movie,” Jackman said. Who appears next is none other than Ryan Reynolds, who did not have a role in the 2000 film but did appear in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “Ryan, the cast and I were all just reminiscing about the movie that we’re in together,” Jackman said to Reynolds, gently trying to get the actor to leave the call. However, Reynolds revealed that he brought along some special guests: Sophie Turner and James McAvoy, who starred in the 2019 X-Men film Dark Phoenix!
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Though the reunion was quick and light-hearted, Jackman concluded the video with a message for those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. “Sometime in the not too distant future the hard work of every global citizen will bring about a healthier, safer, more equitable world,” he said. “To all the first responders, essential workers and those fighting for racial justice: I stand in awe of your efforts this year and I stand with you.”