The Australian actor, who previously retired from the role after about two decades of portraying the adamantium-clawed mutant, sent fans into a frenzy when it was announced that he would be joining Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool for the highly anticipated third installment of the movie.
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Hugh Jackman Dons Iconic Yellow Wolverine Suit For The First Time
The internet exploded with excitement when Jackman took to his official Instagram stories, sharing a behind-the-scenes photo that immediately went viral. The picture features Jackman in his iconic Wolverine attire, complete with the character’s signature claws, as he stands next to Reynolds, who is dressed as Deadpool.
“Don’t blink,” he wrote in the caption of the photo.
The collaboration between Jackman’s Wolverine and Reynolds’ Deadpool has been a long-standing desire of fans, who have been clamoring for their beloved characters to share the big screen once again. Despite Jackman’s previous assertions that he had retired from the role, the charismatic actor decided to make an exception for this project.
Hugh Jackman’s Excruciating Workout Routine
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In preparation for his role in the much-anticipated film “Deadpool 3,” Jackman has been leaving no stone unturned when it comes to his fitness regimen. Best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the Fox-produced X-Men movies, Jackman has taken to social media on several occasions to share glimpses of his rigorous workout routines that are helping him maintain peak physical condition for his character in the upcoming superhero movie.
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— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 10, 2023
Since his breakthrough performance as the clawed mutant, Jackman has become synonymous with an incredibly chiseled physique, impressing audiences worldwide with his dedication to fitness. Now, as he steps into a new superhero universe alongside Reynolds’ Deadpool, he is pushing his boundaries once again to ensure he delivers a memorable performance.
In a recent appearance on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” he divulged the amount of time and work he’s been putting in to reprise his role.
“I’m not doing any other work,” he said, per Daily Mail. “I’m going to be with my family and train. That’s going to be my job for six months.”
He Previously Shared Regret About Retiring The Role
According to Marca, Jackman expressed regret over his decision to retire from the iconic role of Wolverine. Jackman’s announcement of his retirement left fans mourning the end of an era after starring in “Logan” in 2017. However, a December revelation shed light on the actor’s change of heart, as he openly lamented his decision, exclaiming, “Damn, what have I done?”
He opened up about the mixed emotions he experienced after hanging up his adamantium claws.
“I’m honest, 20 minutes into the Deadpool movie, all I kept seeing was 48 Hours, the Nick Nolte/Eddie Murphy movie,” Jackman remarked. “I was like ‘Damnit…. damnit. What have I done? What have I done? Nope, you said no. That’s it. It’s done, ok, I’m done.'”
Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine spanned an impressive 17 years, during which he became synonymous with the ferocious mutant with a heart of gold. His commitment to the role, both physically and emotionally, endeared him to fans worldwide, and his departure left many wondering if anyone could ever fill the void left by his absence.
Hugh Jackman ‘Struggling’ With Daughter’s Dating
As his daughter Ava Jackman enters her final year of school, Jackman has reportedly put forth a set of “strict dating rules” to ensure her well-being, per the Daily Mail. Recognizing the inevitable progression of Ava’s personal life, Jackman is taking proactive measures to guide and protect his 18-year-old daughter as she embarks on new experiences. However, the actor acknowledges that while he can set boundaries, he cannot ultimately control her choices.
“There is a prom a year away, so even Hugh knows he can’t stop this,” a source close to the actor told the publication. “Hugh’s struggling with the fact his baby girl is growing up.”
“Ava’s always been a daddy’s girl so she knows she has to go easy on him. As her mum wisely told her, ‘Trust is earned, so don’t screw it up,'” the insider added.