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Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds wishes a happy Australia Day

Actor Ryan Reynolds has taken a swipe at Hugh Jackman in a special Australia Day message while praising Aussies for their "unrelenting condescension towards New Zealand".

In character as Marvel's anti-hero Deadpool, Reynolds claims he "can't forgive" Australians for giving the world the widely panned film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Happy Australia Day from Deadpool

Donning a cork hat, Ryan Reynolds as Marvel superhero Deadpool wishes everyone a happy Australia Day.

"I've got no problem with Hugh (Jackman), I mean he's a delightful guy, true legend. But the movie, that was a career low for me, you understand."

The 2009 Jackman-led Wolverine spin-off was criticised by fans for not staying true to the Deadpool comics.

Record run ... Ryan Reynolds as superhero Deadpool.
Record run ... Ryan Reynolds as superhero Deadpool. 

Wearing Deadpool's red and black suit, with a cork hat, Reynolds mimics an Aussie accent as he wishes locals a Happy Australia Day - "because that's a real thing".

"Seriously, I'd fit right in with your proud nation with its shady criminal past, and it's predilection for black-out drinking and unrelenting condescension towards New Zealand," he says in the video, released ahead of the Deadpool movie premiere in Australia on February 11.

AAP