Actor Hugh Jackman is preparing for his return to the adamantium claws of Wolverine for Deadpool 3. What that involves is an intense workout regimen lasting six months, according to Jackman himself.
Speaking to Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, as reported by Collider, Jackman discussed his preparation for his superhero return, stating, “I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time. So we have six months from when I finish to when I started filming. And I’m not doing any other work. I’m going to be with my family and train. That’s going to be my job for six months. And I’m really fit right now. There’s one thing that about eight shows a week being on Broadway singing and dancing is I’m fit. So I’m healthy. I have a good place to start. And apologies chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you.”
Jackman has been open about his progress over the last few months. From the moment The Music Man completed, the actor explained his goal was to get into the best shape of his life for his next appearance as Wolverine, stating, “I want it to be better than ever, to be in better shape than ever, more able to do things than ever.”
A Brief Departure From Wolverine
The actor has played Wolverine since 2000’s X-Men, making his mark as one of the definitive iterations of the character. He remained an integral part of the franchise until what was intended to be his final appearance in Logan, the 2017 film that concluded the superhero’s story. For several years following Logan’s release, Jackman consistently denied he had any interest in returning, often explaining that the 2017 film ended Wolverine’s story on a high note and he did not want to ruin that.
In recent months, Jackman revealed that he began to regret leaving the role shortly after he announced his departure. He explained, “I was 20 minutes into watching Deadpool, and I had just announced, literally, a few weeks before that Logan was going to be my last, which I fully intended. And then I was like, ‘Uh-oh.'” He went on to add, “All this time, I was saying I was done, I really meant it. But anyway, somewhere deep down, this idea was obviously lurking and brewing.”
Details concerning Deadpool 3 have not yet been released. However, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick previously assured that the film, which brings the franchise into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will continue to carry the same tone and groundedness of its predecessors, explaining that Disney has been supportive of the approach they want to take with the film and character.
Deadpool 3 is set to release on Nov. 8, 2024.
Source: Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, via Collider