Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine since 2000’s X-Men. The actor has become a fan favorite in the role, and fans now can’t imagine someone else as Wolverine. The character of Wolverine became popular with his initial appearance in Marvel with The Incredible Hulk. He soon became everyone’s favorite, and fans loved how Hugh Jackman brought him to life in the X-Men franchise. Not just in the movie, Wolverine may have helped the actor to avoid being deported from the US as well.
After the 2017 Logan, Hugh Jackman said that he would quit playing Wolverine. But recently, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds announced that he would reprise his role in Deadpool 3. Fans are super excited about Jackman’s return as Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman Almost Lost the Biggest Break of His Career
Hugh Jackman is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Other than his most iconic role of Wolverine, the Australian actor has performed in multiple genres. The Logan actor was cast as Wolverine for the 2000 X-Men, which turned out to be the biggest break of his life.
During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Real Steel actor shared how he almost lost the part and was deported back to Australia. The X-Men actor said that he auditioned in Toronto and he got the part.
After which he was asked to tell customs that he was there for an audition. He further shared how he ended up in the room and had to be there for almost an hour and a half. “I just broke. It was pathetic, and he goes, ‘Go over there.’ And it was that room — you know, like, the room. That guy literally is like, ‘This is serious! You have no rights here! We’re probably going to send you back on a plane,’” Jackman said.
After this, The Front Runner star shared with the customs officer that he got this part and they have not got his Visa yet. The officer asked him what part is he talking about, and he told him that he was cast as Wolverine in the live-action adaptation of X-Men.
‘Well, what did you audition for?’ And I said, ‘It’s a character called Wolverine.’ And he literally looked at me, and then he just – to all his mates, he goes, ‘Hey, Jimmy, it’s Wolverine! This is Wolverine!’” Jackman added.
The Greatest Showman actor found out that the officer was a huge X-Men and Wolverine fan, and he got his autograph. After which, he was escorted out of there.
Ryan Reynolds Gifts to Hugh Jackman on the Opening Night of The Music Man
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have been friends for a long time. The Oklahoma actor shared a few gifts he received from the Deadpool star during his opening night of Broadway’s The Music Man.
Reynolds send him two portraits of himself with a note that said, “Hugh, good luck with your little show. I’ll be watching.” One of the portraits was from Boston-based artist Michael Helou and was made for a movie they worked on together.
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are set to star in the upcoming Deadpool 3. Both the actors made the announcement together. It will be the official MCU debut of Wolverine and Deadpool. Fans are eagerly waiting for the film.
Deadpool 3 is scheduled to release on 8 November 2024.