What is Hugh Jackman’s Salary in Deadpool 3? After 200X Salary Increase, Jackman Earned $5.5 Million a Year Playing Logan

What is Hugh Jackman's Salary in Deadpool 3? After 200X Salary Increase, Jackman Earned $5.5 Million a Year Playing Logan

Australian actor, Hugh Jackman is best known for his recurring role as ‘Wolverine’ in the X-Men film series. He has also starred in several other acclaimed movies and classic theater productions.

Simply put, the Logan star has probably been working hard and starving himself to maintain that superhuman physique. And generally won people’s hearts for decades by singing, dancing, and fighting, whether on stage in musicals or in blockbuster movies. Therefore, it is safe to assume that he has earned his staggering net worth the hard way. 

The Son actor has an estimated net worth of $180 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, as a result of his work in significant motion pictures and conventional theater productions. It is also important to take note of his singing contributions to musical theater.   

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Additionally, his upcoming Deadpool 3 (next year’s release) could be a hint at the perfect payoff he will most likely be receiving. Let’s figure out the rough estimate figure for the Prisoners actor’s salary coming from Deadpool 3. 

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How Did Hugh Jackman Rise To Fame?

Let’s begin this from the beginning itself.

Hugh Jackman discovered his passion for acting while participating in school plays like My Fair Lady. He took a drama course in college to make up for some credits he had missed during his senior year while pursuing his B.A. in communications.

And it forever changed his life.

After his final performance for the Actors’ Centre in Sydney, he continued to study ‘acting’ full-time and was soon offered a part in the 10-part miniseries Corelli. After Corelli was a hit, Jackman continued to work in theatrical productions like Beauty and the Beast and started doing some Australian movies and television in his home country of Australia.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

He received widespread acclaim for his performance in Oklahoma! of the West End production in 1998.

It wasn’t until the year 2000 that the 54-year-old actor rose to fame and became a box office powerhouse. In the movie X-Men, Wolverine was originally going to be played by Russell Crowe, but Crowe suggested that Jackman should take the part instead.

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His Pay In Deadpool 3 Can Prove That He Gets Paid Well

Well, so far, Hugh Jackman’s salary for the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie is unknown. It wouldn’t necessarily be surprising if he worked for less than his typical blockbuster rate, given his friendship with Ryan Reynolds. And especially if backend box office bonuses are included in the arrangement. 

However, if we can make an assumption, we can probably determine the projected salary for this upcoming movie. Jackman earned $500k for his initial Wolverine role in X-Men (2000). He has so far made $100 million from his role as Wolverine, which is impressive given that his last film was Logan in 2017.

This results in a 200X salary increase over the course of 18 years. So, from 2000 to 2017, the annual average salary that Jackman received for playing Wolverine was about $5,527,000. 

Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 3
Deadpool 3

If the assumed data is to be believed, he will likely ‌earn handsome pay for this upcoming venture (Deadpool 3). 

Given that Deadpool 3 is expected to be an epic multiverse adventure, it’s possible that Jackman will portray Wolverine in multiple variants. The Real Steel actor will undoubtedly deliver a strong performance as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, but it would be great to see Marvel Studios try something new in the upcoming Phase 6 movie as well. 

Deadpool 3 is scheduled to get in theaters on November 8, 2024.

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Written by Siddhika

Flights of occasional fantasies, strong opinions, and encouraging hyperbole are what describe her. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism, Siddhika is the Senior Entertainment Writer at Fandom Wire. She is madly in love with the lights, camera, and action sector. You would find her buried under printed fiction, heavily influenced by dark humor.

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