After the news that he will be co-starring with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman shares a photo of his workout. 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 began in 2000. He went on to play Wolverine in nine of the eleven X-Men films, including three solo efforts – 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2013’s the wolverine, and 2017 logan. With minor mentions of mutants starting to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the public has been speculating whether one 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 movie, came as a shock to fans of the X-Men and the MCU, but a welcome one for many eager for the actor to reprise his role. Although Wolverine’s character was killed in logan, that film is set in the future and offers opportunities for more stories before his death. Plus, with the MCU breaking into the multiverse, it’s possible that Jackman’s Deadpool 3 Wolverine will be different from the audience that has followed since 2000. Since their brief, disappointing on-screen interaction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Shortly after he was made public with the news that he will be back as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman posted a sweaty photo to his Instagram story, hinting that he’s getting back into fighting form. Although he keeps it simple in the post with just a picture of himself, presumably after working out at a gym with a sticker reading “Work in Progress” about his image, the timing of the story is enough to get fans speculating. View the message above.
How Hugh Jackman’s Physique Changed Through X-Men Movies
Jackman played the character Wolverine for nearly two decades in the original X-Men movies, which of course meant some adjustments to the character’s physique over the years. In 2000, Wolverine appeared as a very skinny and wiry version of the character, who had grown a bit fat by the time 2003 X-2 rolled around. Jackman’s Impressive Physical Condition Continued, With 2013’s the glutton with the most toned version of the character. In logan, the character’s body would have aged considerably, but he retained some mass for a more natural, yet ripped look as the titular character. In Deadpool 3, it’s unclear what version of the character fans can expect, but he’s likely the muscle for Deadpool’s mouth, so there may be a jacked up Wolverine in store.
Jackman’s Instagram story may not be his confirmed training for the film, but with just two years left before the film’s release, it’s likely that his training will begin soon. As the public looks forward to the return of Jackman and Wolverine and Deadpool to take their official places in the MCU, it’s possible that more fan-favorite characters from other Marvel properties outside of the MCU could return. Patrick Stewart finally returned as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, opens the door to a host of surprising and hilarious cameos in Deadpool 3.
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