After the news that he will co-star with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman shares a snap of himself training. Jackman became synonymous with the Marvel Comics character Wolverine due to his tenure as the star of the 20th Century Fox original X-Men franchise, which started in 2000. He went on to play Wolverine in nine out of eleven X-Men films, including three solo endeavors – 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2013’s The Wolverine, and 2017’s Logan. With small mentions of mutants starting to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, audiences have speculated about whether any of the X-Men could make an appearance in the MCU.
The announcement that Jackman would return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which will also be the first R-rated MCU film, came as a shock to fans of the X-Men and the MCU, but a welcome one for many eager to see the actor reprise his role once again. Though the character of Wolverine was killed in Logan, that film is set in the future, opening up possibilities for more stories to tell before his death. Additionally, with the MCU breaking into the multiverse, it’s possible that Jackman’s Deadpool 3 Wolverine will differ from the one audiences have followed since 2000. Viewers have long been eager to see Jackman’s Wolverine and Reynolds’ Deadpool share the screen since their brief, disappointing on-screen interaction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Soon after going public with the news that he will be back as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman has posted a sweaty snap on his Instagram story, hinting that he’s getting back into fighting shape. Though he keeps things simple in the post with just a photo of himself flexing presumably post-workout in a gym with a sticker reading “Work in Progress” over his image, the timing of the story is enough to get fans speculating. Check out the post above.
How Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Physique Changed Through X-Men Movies
Jackman played the character of Wolverine for nearly two decades in the original X-Men movies, which naturally meant some adjustments to the character’s physique over the years. In 2000, Wolverine appeared as a very lean and sinewy version of the character, putting on some bulk by the time 2003’s X-2 rolled around. Jackman’s impressive physical fitness continued, with 2013’s The Wolverine boasting the most toned version of the character. In Logan, the character’s body was meant to have aged significantly, but he retained some bulk for a more natural, yet still ripped, look as the titular character. In Deadpool 3, it’s unclear which version of the character fans can expect, but he’s likely to be the muscle to Deadpool’s mouth, so a jacked Wolverine may be in store.
Jackman’s Instagram story may not be his confirmed training for the film, but with hardly two years before the film’s release, it’s likely that his training will commence soon. As audiences look forward to Jackman’s return as well as Wolverine and Deadpool taking their official places in the MCU, it’s possible that more fan-favorite characters from other Marvel properties outside the MCU could return. After all, Patrick Stewart returned as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, opening the door for any number of surprising and hilarious cameos in Deadpool 3.
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