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At this point, superhero movies are everywhere, with multiple studios creating their own cinematic universe. But long before serialized storytelling became commonplace, Hugh Jackman was playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. He retired from the role with James Mangold's acclaimed movie Logan, but he's still got that iconic character living within. This was proven when Jackman was recently vaccinated for COVID-19 and went full Wolverine to celebrate.
Hugh Jackman debuted as Wolverine in the 2000 original X-Men movie, and throughout the years he got pretty ripped to play the mutant. Jackman's performances were praised, with comic fans being especially thrilled when he's rage out as Logan. He recently got vaccinated and channeled his signature character while encouraging his fans to do the same. Check it out below.
Despite hanging up the claws for good, Hugh Jackman loves to remind his generations of fans that he's the OG Wolverine. We'll just have to wait and see if Kevin Feige recasts the role when mutants finally join the MCU. Whoever plays Logan next will have some big (vaccinated) shoes to fill.
Hugh Jackman shared the above photo on his personal Instagram page. Jackman is pretty active on social media, to the joy of his nearly 30 million followers on Insta. He recently took a break from feuding online with Ryan Reynolds to show that he's been vaccinated against COVID-19, and told his many fans to do the same.
A number of Hugh Jackman's appearances in the X-Men franchise are currently on Disney+. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
Hugh Jackman might have stepped away from mutant battles, but he's still looking like he's in great shape. In the above post, you see a glimpse of the 52-year-old actor's impressive bicep. Considering how many of us have gotten out of shape over the past year, it's clear why this guy played a superhero for so long. Although he's also been keeping active, practicing choreography for his delayed Broadway revival of The Music Man.
While the medical community wasn't exactly kind to Logan in the X-Men franchise, Hugh Jackman seems thrilled to be vaccinated and trusts experts. The second photo shows both him and the individual administering the vaccine making the sign of Wolverine's claws with their fingers. Too bad Jackman doesn't have his character's signature healing powers to avoid any soreness in his arm.
Hugh Jackman's name remains synonymous with Wolverine, and there are really no signs of that slowing down. This is especially true since the actor is still leaning into his signature character from time to time. But that just might change if/when Kevin Feige decides to bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hugh Jackman has a number of movies coming down the line, in addition to his planned return to Broadway. In the meantime, check out our 2021 release list to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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