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“It’s been 5 years and I really never thought I’d come back”: Hugh Jackman Hints He Can No Longer Get His Wolverine Body Naturally, May Rely on Steroids To Get His Abs Back in Deadpool 3

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Hugh Jackman’s return to the MCU in Deadpool 3 will be a welcome sight after the incessant barrage of crushing disappointments that Marvel has been delivering since its Phase 4 slump era. The stories, however important in the long run, are still lacking in their fundamental ability to be as crucial or entertaining as per the bar set by Marvel’s previous productions. Granted Ms. Marvel or Moon Knight cannot match the magnitude of the Infinity Saga, but a modicum of grounded seriousness would not have hurt.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Also read: 5 Burning Questions the Deadpool 3 Announcement Leaves Us

As Phase 5 begins its preparations in full swing, the audience can now look to the unbridled chaos that will be unleashed when Deadpool finally gets his hooks into Wolverine (or is it the other way round?) after waiting for so long.

Hugh Jackman Talks About Getting His Wolverine Physique

Five years is a long time to keep oneself set on a definitive track only to rethink one’s decisions moving forward. The tragic conclusion that Logan serves for Hugh Jackman‘s character is something that is irrefutable at its core. Keeping the ending as it is supposed to be, Ryan Reynolds and Jackman attempt to deliver a story that will not merely be a one-off commercial success but goes on to have an enduring legacy in the entirety of MCU’s in-universe future by ushering in the mutants.

Hugh Jackman is expected to get ripped for his return as Wolverine in MCU
Hugh Jackman is expected to get ripped for his return as Wolverine in MCU

Also read: “There’s a good chance many of his scenes will be CGI”: 54-Year-Old Hugh Jackman No Longer Has the Strength To Get Back in Shape for Wolverine in Deadpool 3, May Rely Heavily on VFX

But in order to do so, Wolverine first needs to get back in shape for the Herculean task of bearing the weight of the entire Foxverse on his way from X-Men to the MCU. In an interview, Hugh Jackman happily divulges his strategy of getting the physique that Wolverine has become known for.

“I can tell you I’m gonna have the time of my life. I’ve started back at the gym and I’m eating a lot. I feel bad for the cast of ‘Music Man’. It’s been 5 years and I really never thought I’d come back and I’m really really excited about it. It’s gonna take a lot of free shots at Ryan Reynolds let me tell you.”

Although the “free shots at Ryan Reynolds” may have been a joke, it is hard to understand how the 54-year-old can merely maintain a steady gym and diet regimen and get on set as the incredibly Hulked-out Wolverine within a few months without having to rely on either CGI or steroids.

Also read: “My least favorite is the [SPOILER]”: Hugh Jackman Revealed His Ruthless Wolverine Workout is Still Not Brutal Enough To Develop THIS Part of His Body

Why is it Important For the X-Men to Transfer to MCU Now?

Since his last appearance in Logan (2017), the Australian actor had declared his retirement from the role of Wolverine with resounding finality. After 5 years, Hugh Jackman is back and he’s happier for it. In his attempt to get the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor who has always been Marvel’s most durable and longest-serving member has announced his decision to hop on board with Ryan Reynolds in the Phase 6 film, Deadpool 3. This not only ensures the merger of the mutants with the MCU but hints at the crucial role that they’re meant to play when the chaos of The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars comes to a head.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds with director Shawn Levy at The Adam Project premiere
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds with Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy

Also read: Avengers: Secret Wars Officially Delayed to 2026 By Marvel, Pushes Deadpool 3 and Fantastic Four to Later Dates Too

The world-building of both the MCU and the Foxverse was necessary to be apart, in hindsight, due to the magnitude of their character arcs and each of them to be recognized with enough microscopic inspection. Given that the two factions of Marvel comics were adapted by two different productions and ushered into the future with enough character building and in-universe development, the MCU at this stage can essentially pick up and merge the two universes and poignantly deliver a team-up that can quite possibly put Endgame to shame.

Deadpool 3 will premiere on November 8, 2024.

Source: Will Cozens

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.