Australian actor Hugh Jackman made a name for himself by donning the adamantium claws of Wolverine on the silver screen. In a recent post made on Instagram, Jackman shared a sprint workout he’s using to get in shape for playing the character another time in the upcoming film Deadpool 3.
Hugh Jackman started his entertainment career in theatre and appearances in national television series. In 2000, Jackman got signed to join the X-Men film franchise. He left a lasting impression with his depiction of the Marvel comic book character Wolverine, which helped elevate his star power and break into the mainstream. The film was a commercial success and earned Jackman the Saturn Award for Best Actor.
For Jackman, who stands a foot taller than the fictional mutant, getting into superhero shape was not an easy feat. He put in countless hours in the training room and followed a strict diet to add a significant amount of muscle mass to his frame. He exhibited a lean and athletic look in the prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
The 54-year-old made waves in the fitness community with his incredibly shredded package in The Wolverine (2013). He boasted a ripped midsection with abs and incredible overall vascularity to bring the burly superhero to life on screen. His last appearance happened in the 2017 sequel Logan, following which he decided to bid the role farewell. Eventually, he got convinced to make his comeback in the role by fellow A-lister Ryan Reynolds for the upcoming third installment of the Deadpool film series.
Considering how jacked he got, there was speculation about whether Jackman used steroids. Earlier this year, he declined the allegations and insisted he never got on the juice. Instead, he credited following an old-school routine and eating tons of chicken for helping him pull off the body transformation.
Hugh Jackman showed off his strong arm muscle development in a workout update in preparation for his return a few months ago. Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger took notice of the update and reacted with a simple emoji of encouragement.
Two months ago, Jackman gave fans a look into his brutal leg workout sessions. He crushed a heavy squat workout before performing leg presses to beef up his lower body for the superhero project. Then, he offered a challenging core workout using planks to build strength in his midsection last month.
Hugh Jackman shares sprint workout for ‘Becoming Wolverine Again’
In a recent Instagram post, Hugh Jackman shared a tough sprint workout he was using to prepare for his role of Wolverine in the upcoming film Deadpool 3.
“#BecomingWolverineAgain,” wrote Jackman.
Ryan Reynolds opened up on the difficulties of keeping up with Hugh Jackman’s intense training earlier this week. He expressed excitement at getting the opportunity to lead the cast with Jackman while also pushing himself to his limits physically to match the Australian.
As per IMDb, Deadpool 3 is currently in pre-production and expected to release on November 8, 2024.