Hugh Jackman’s Latest, ‘The Wolverine’, Claws Into Theaters This Friday!!!

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photo: axsoris.com

In a summer filed with superheroes, you don’t want to keep the adamantium-clawed Wolverine on the sidelines, bub.  Hugh Jackman is once again Wolverine in what will be the sixth installment in the X-Men series.  Famke Janssen also briefly reprises her role as Jean Gray, even though audiences saw her die in ‘X-Men:Last Stand‘.

It seems that this time Logan (Wolverine) has to travel to Japan to settle some old scores.  This being a movie based on Frank Miller and Chris Claremont‘s classic 1982 Wolverine series of comics; Japan is of course filled with samurais, ninjas, Yakuza, and other deadly combatants for Wolverine to face.  Oh, and did we mention he loses his ability to heal and recover from pretty much any wound, thus making him mortal?  We’re sure the fur will fly, no pun intended.

Here’s a trailer for ‘The Wolverine‘:

Jackman is known almost as much for achieving the toned physique necessary for playing the Wolverine as the films themselves and this time around is no different.  He spoke of trying to pack more muscle onto his 6’2″ (192cm) frame to emulate the squat muscularity of the Wolverine most comic book fans have come to expect.

Jackman talked of weighing 210 pounds (95.24 kgs) on this movie versus the 190 lbs (86.18 kgs) he did on the last film and having to consume whole chickens in one sitting for the calories necessary.  He also said he’d been told by Darren Arronofsky that “Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.” Jackman added “He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger.

photo: hdwallpapers.com

photo: hdwallpapers.com

Hmmm, it seems to have worked but I don’t know……  What do you think?

The Wolverine‘ Opens this Friday July 26th.

See you at the theaters people!

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