“Does Hugh Jackman even remember what a carb tastes like”: Marvel Fans Feel Sorry For MCU’s Wolverine Who Went Through Brutal Routine For Years to Maintain a God Like Physique

Fans express surprise and concern over Hugh Jackman's adherence to the rigorous regimen for portraying Wolverine.

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  • Hugh Jackman has been playing the X-Men throughout his Hollywood career and is once again set to embody the fierce mutant in Deadpool & Wolverine.
  • The actor has consistently followed a rigorous workout routine and a strict diet plan to get in shape for one of the most iconic cinematic characters on-screen.
  • And fans are shocked by his ability to keep up with the demanding standards that come with the role for over two decades. ⁤
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⁤Hugh Jackman’s portrayal as the iconic X-Men character has only aged like fine wine over the past two decades. ⁤⁤The actor, who has been playing the character throughout his Hollywood career, is once again set to embody the fierce mutant in the upcoming film Deadpool & Wolverine and he looks even more remarkable donning the classic Wolverine look on-screen. ⁤⁤However, transforming himself into the character has definitely not been an easy feat for the actor. ⁤

Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days of Future Past | Credit: 20th Century Fox

⁤He has consistently maintained his physique with extreme workouts and strict diet plans, a dedication that also extended to the Deadpool threequel. ⁤⁤Fans, who have witnessed the actor’s unwavering commitment to bringing the best possible version of the superhero, are shocked by his ability to keep up with the demanding standards that come with the role for over two decades. ⁤

Hugh Jackman Dedicated Six Months to Prepare For Deadpool & Wolverine

The X-Men star Hugh Jackman has been very open about his rigorous workout routine and his diet plan to get in shape to bring one of the most iconic cinematic characters on-screen. And his dedication to the character persisted when it came to reprising his role in Deadpool & Wolverine.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine
Deadpool & Wolverine | Credit: YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

In an appearance on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, the 55-year-old actor revealed that he planned to spend six months preparing for his return as Wolverine. “I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time,” he said before further explaining, as per People,

“So, we have six months from when I finish [Broadway’s The Music Man] 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.”

The actor has also shared that after his Broadway The Music Man, his trainer advised him to eat more to bulk for the role. He told Stephen Colbert in an appearance on The Late Show,

“I wore a heart rate monitor [for ‘The Music Man’] because my trainer said, ‘I need to know what I’m working with here because I’m trying to bulk you up.’ I burned 1,500 calories in the show, eight times a week. So she goes: ‘Oh, you gotta eat.’ So I was eating 4,500 calories a day, it was not pretty. Now I’m just eating and training.”

Beth Lewis with Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman with his trainer Beth Lewis | Credits: @RealHughJackman | X(Twitter)

He has since shared brief glimpses of his workout along with his diet on Instagram. One of his posts revealed his six-piece meal, including two chicken burgers, sweet potatoes, and two servings of noodles with grass-fed top sirloin alongside two fish meals; black bass, and Patagonia salmon.


While fans are surely excited about his return as Wolverine to the silver screen, they have expressed concern over the actor’s relentless dedication and commitment as he continues to follow up on the extreme measures.

Fans Shocked With Hugh Jackman’s Commitment to Maintain His Physique

Hugh Jackman has been following his strict diet and has taken some extreme measures when it comes to portraying Wolverine on-screen, from significantly relying on boiled chicken and broccoli to even opting for dehydration.

Logan | Credit: 20th Century Fox

And fans are now sharing concerns for the actor, as one X (Twitter) user said,


“At this point in his life, does Hugh Jackman even remember what a carb tastes like? The poor bastard has lived on steamed chicken and broccoli for close to a quarter century now.”

Another user, claiming to be an extra in one of Jackman’s movies, recalled seeing him with a plate of carrots, peas, and broccoli, only to learn that it was his whole dinner. Other fans humorously added how his strict diet might fuel the intensity of his portrayal as Wolverine.



However, they also shared their wishes for the actor to be able to eventually enjoy all the delicious things he desires, as he previously mentioned upon retiring from the role following the 2017 film Logan.

Deadpool & Wolverine is set to release on July 26, 2024.


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