Hugh Jackman has shared a photo of himself training following the announcement that he will co-star with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3. Due to his career as the lead of the 20th Century Fox original X-Men franchise, which began in 2000, Jackman became identified with the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. He went on to play Wolverine in nine of the eleven X-Men films, including three solo efforts: X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, The Wolverine in 2013, and Logan in 2017. With little allusions of mutants beginning to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have pondered whether any of the X-Men may feature in the MCU.
The news that Hugh Jackman would reprise his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which will also be the first R-rated MCU picture, came as a surprise to fans of the X-Men and the MCU, but was welcomed by those who were excited to see the actor reprise his character once more. Though Wolverine was killed in Logan, the film is set in the future, leaving room for other stories to be told before his demise. Furthermore, with the MCU expanding into the multiverse, it’s feasible that Jackman’s Deadpool 3 Wolverine will be different from the one fans have been following since 2000. Since their brief, unsatisfying on-screen contact in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, fans have been excited to see Jackman’s Wolverine and Reynolds’ Deadpool share the screen.
Hugh Jackman, who recently announced that he will reprise his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, has shared a sweaty photo on his Instagram account, implying that he is getting back into fighting shape. Though he keeps things simple in the post, with only a snapshot of himself flexing probably post-workout in a gym and a sticker reading “Work in Progress” over his image, the timing of the story has people wondering. Check out the post linked below:
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Body Changed Throughout the X-Men Films
Jackman played Wolverine in the original X-Men films for about two decades, which inevitably necessitated significant changes to the character’s body over the years. Wolverine first emerged in 2000 as an extremely slim and sinewy version of the character, gaining some heft by 2003’s X-2. Jackman’s amazing physical health continues, with The Wolverine (2013) featuring the character’s most toned iteration. Logan’s body was supposed to have aged substantially, but he kept some mass for a more natural, yet still ripped, look as the main character. It’s unknown which version of the character fans may expect in Deadpool 3, but he’s expected to be the muscle to Deadpool’s tongue, so a jacked Wolverine could be in store.
Jackman’s Instagram story may not represent his verified preparation for the picture, but with less than two years until its release, his training is likely to begin shortly. As fans anticipate Jackman’s comeback, as well as Wolverine and Deadpool’s official entrances into the MCU, it’s feasible that other fan-favorite characters from Marvel properties outside the MCU will appear. After all, Patrick Stewart reprised his role as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, paving the way for a slew of unexpected and funny cameos in Deadpool 3.
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