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“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

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

Hugh Jackman’s reprisal of the Marvel role as Wolverine after his last 2017 appearance in Logan rivals Henry Cavill’s reprisal of the DC role as Superman after his last 2017 appearance in Justice League (we all know he didn’t return for the 2021 reshoots). The constant rush of adrenaline-fueled news from the CBM franchises has surely been keeping us warm throughout the Fall season.

But in the meantime, we seem to have forgotten that the actors themselves, unlike their superhuman counterparts, are aging just like the rest of us mortals.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Also read: Hugh Jackman Revealed He Would Like Wolverine To Get His Memory Back “As long as any memory of Deadpool can be erased”

Hugh Jackman’s Return Might Cost Marvel Some Heavy CGI

The Logan actor is famed for his original X-Men: First Class cameo, which in retrospect was epic, and also his latest Marvel entry, which in foresight is historical. Hugh Jackman‘s stay at Marvel has proved durable not merely because of his character’s healing factor but because of the incredible storytelling that Wolverine can provide. Over the 17 years of the actor portraying the role, it had almost become a matter of permanence and Jackman became synonymous with his comic book alter ego.

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: Hugh Jackman Reveals His Wolverine Will Be Much ‘Angrier’ Than Before in Deadpool 3

But as the actor prepares for his re-entry into the stratosphere of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the cost of hosting the likes of the original clawed mutant might be a bit higher than expected. The 54-year-old actor has shared numerous videos to show how he has been getting back into fighting shape for his return in Deadpool 3. But despite this fact, reports suggest a lot of the digital legwork for Marvel’s VFX team will be concentrated on the Aussie during post-production.

Will CGI-Wolverine Look Bad on Marvel’s X-Men Resume?

To know that Wolverine is back and that Hugh Jackman did not hang up his claws (yet) is joyous enough for now. But if the audience takes into account the matter of CGI, it needs to be noted that the critically-acclaimed Logan featured a greatly de-aged Hugh Jackman as the mutant clone, X-24. Although de-aging is not the factor here, Marvel needs to make some cost-effective decisions for budgeting their A-listers movie as well as pouring money into post-production edits.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Also read: “If Hugh can come back, so can she”: After Hugh Jackman Confirmed to Reprise Wolverine in Deadpool 3, Fans Rally Behind Dafne Keen to Return as X-23

For the first Mutants entry film into the mainstream MCU, Deadpool 3 holds a lot of responsibilities and the weight of mass expectations waiting to be realized. Given that Disney in fact green-lit the savagely unchecked threequel film featuring Ryan Reynolds‘s Merc with a Mouth, and has made known its intention of keeping it R-rated, there might be some hope yet for the company whose bread and butter depends on PG-13 projects featuring fairy tales and musicals.

Deadpool 3 is expected to premiere on November 8, 2024, and kick off MCU’s Phase Six.

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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.