Hugh Jackman is set to dust off his claws and hit the gym as he prepares for his highly anticipated return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 with buddy Ryan Reynolds. It’s been a hot minute since Jackman flexed his mutant muscles, but he’s ready to get back into superhero shape after a five-year break from the role. The 54-year-old has gained fame for his muscular transformation into the beloved superhero. However, after recent steroid scandals involving social media star the Liver King and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, people have started to question Jackman’s fitness and supplement routine. Despite the speculation, Jackman has maintained that he achieved his impressive physique through hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of poultry protein. The Aussie actor dispelled any rumours of steroid use during an interview with Chris Wallace on HBO’s ‘Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace’. There here are no shortcuts for the triple threat star, who proudly hulks out the natural way.
“Over the y,ears people have wondered, did he juice?” Wallace asked. “Did he take steroids?”
“No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine,” Jackman said. “I got to be careful what I say here, but I had been told anecdotally what the side effects are of that. And I was like, ‘I don’t love it that much.’ So no, I just did it old-school way. And I tell you, I’ve eaten more chickens — I’m so sorry to all the vegans and vegetarians and to the chickens of the world. Literally the karma is not good for me. If the deity has anything related to chickens, I’m in trouble.”
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Elsewhere in the interview, Jackman revealed his secret to getting ripped: six months of gruelling workouts. Yes, it takes half a year to become a superhero, folks.
“I’ve learned you can’t rush it. I’ve learned that it takes time. So, we have six months from when I finish 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,” Jackman said on a recent episode of Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace.
Jackman continued, “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. And apologies, chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you.”
It’s been a while since Hugh Jackman graced the silver screen as Wolverine, but he’s ready to get back into fighting form for a cameo in Deadpool 3. The film, directed by Shawn Levy and set to premiere in theatres on November 8, 2024, begins production this year, allowing Jackmannity to show off all the hard work he’s put in since his last outing as the mutant in 2017’s Oscar-nominated Logan.
In the meantime, Jackman has kept busy with projects like The Greatest Showman, Bad Education, Reminiscence, and The Son, as well as his latest gig as the star of the Hulu animated series Koala Man, which premiered on January 9.