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“Start running now because I’m coming for you”: Hugh Jackman Cancels His Hollywood Projects For Six Months For Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3

"Start running now because I'm coming for you": Hugh Jackman Cancels His Hollywood Projects For Six Months For Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman is all set to reprise one of his most iconic characters for the tenth time in Deadpool 3. The actor announced his comeback in September 2022 alongside Ryan Reynolds. The X-Men star has always been in a good shape to portray the character. However, he shared that he still needs to sharpen up for his MCU debut. In his recent interview, Jackman shared how much time it would take for him to prepare for his comeback.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

The Logan star announced that he would not be portraying Wolverine after the 2017 movie. However, he began to doubt his decision soon after watching the first Deadpool. So when the Free Guy star approached him to reprise his character in Deadpool 3, he accepted the offer.

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Hugh Jackman to Bulk Up For Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman is as excited as his fans for his return. Ever since the release of the news, the actor has been sharing how and why he decided to reprise his character in Deadpool 3. In his recent appearance on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? the Real Steel star shared how he is planning to get ready for his MCU debut.

Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017)
Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017)

He shared that it would take six months for him to get in shape to come back as Wolverine. Jackman said that he has learned from his experience that getting in shape takes time.“I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time,” he explained.

“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 Wolverine (2017)
The Wolverine (2017)

The Hollywood star is also known for his Broadway shows and is currently starring as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man. The show opened on 10 February 2022.

According to Variety, the musical was set to showcase its final performance on 1 January 2023 but the producers extended it till 15 January 2023, due to its popularity. However, The Son star has claimed that performing on broadway also has some health benefits.

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Broadway Performances Have Kept Hugh Jackman Fit

The Oklahoma star has shared that after finishing up with The Music Man he would only focus on getting back in shape for Deadpool 3. However, that does not mean he is not in a good condition now.

While talking to Chris Wallace, Jackman shared that he has a “good place to start” thanks to his broadway performances. “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,” he said.

Hugh Jackman in The Music Man
Hugh Jackman in The Music Man

“And apologies, chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you,” the Eddie the Eagle star joked. Hugh Jackman has been portraying Wolverine since 2000. Talking about his comeback as Wolverine he said, “I just wanted to do it and I felt it in my gut.”

Earlier, he bulked up for his 2013 film The Wolverine. The Chappie star shared that he had to go through 3 hours of training along with consuming 6000 calories every day.

Deadpool 3 is set to release on 8 November 2024.

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Source: Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?

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.