“I did cut myself on the inner thigh”: Hugh Jackman Luckily Avoided a Nightmare Injury on the Set of Wolverine After His NSFW Moment

"I did cut myself on the inner thigh": Hugh Jackman Luckily Avoided a Nightmare Injury on the Set of Wolverine After His NSFW Moment
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Hugh Jackman made his way into Hollywood by portraying the fan-favorite X-Men character, Wolverine, in the 2000 film. He has since played the character and is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Deadpool threequel alongside Ryan Reynolds. The actor has made tremendous growth as the X-Men character over the years. One of the things that has fascinated fans the most about the character is his iconic claws.

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The 2009 movie looks back at the origins of the anti-hero and how he got his metal claws. And those have been seriously dangerous not only for his enemies but also for the actor himself.

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Hugh Jackman Injured Himself With His Wolverine Claws

Logan, aka Wolverine, is one of the most popular characters in Marvel comics. The character is known for several things, including his temper, fighting skills, and many others. However, fans still know him best for his iconic metal claws.

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Hugh Jackman, who has played the character for years, has been featured in the movies with bone claws and CGI claws, along with the real ones. However, the latter ended up causing a bit of issues while filming the movies, as it caused several injuries on the set.

During his appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Jackman shared that while filming the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he accidentally cut himself on the inner thigh while filming the scene where he escapes from The Weapon X facility.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

“I’ve been experimented on, I’m naked, there’s blood…,” he said before explaining that while filming the scene the assistant director had gathered the female crew to pull off a joke on the actor. After coming out, he tried to cover himself up with his hands, which were equipped with the Wolverine claws at the time. “I did cut myself on the inner thigh,” he said before confirming that he actually meant the inner thigh.

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The Makers Adapted a Safer Option For the Production

Hugh Jackman hurting himself with his claws was not the only incident that involved Wolverine’s claws. The actor has shared that he accidentally stabbed the stunt double for Rebecca Romijn, who portrayed Mystique, in the arm.

A still from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
A still from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The Prisoners actor has even said that he has lost count of how many times he has stabbed others or himself while filming with the claws on. To ensure everyone’s safety on the set, the makers took a safer option and continued with CGI claws in the movie.

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While the decision was understood considering everyone’s safety on the set, X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been heavily criticized for the cartoon claws. Along with the adamantium claws, fans also raised questions about the bone claws portrayed in the movie. These were later redesigned in the 2013 film The Wolverine to give it sharper angles.

The X-Men movies are available on Disney+.

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Source: The Graham Norton Show

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.