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Your First Look At Hugh Jackman In THE WOLVERINE!!

Published at: Sept. 24, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

The Kidd here...

Yep, that's Wolverine alright.

20th Century Fox has released their first image officially from James Mangold's THE WOLVERINE, and... DAMN!!! Hugh Jackman is ridiculously ripped, and hopefully set to deliver a much better chapter in the life of the character than what we were forced to endure with X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.

I mean, what else is there to say about this imagery? Claws still look good?

If anything, it's to remind you that there is hope to be had that the ship has been righted with the character moving forward. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS was a big first step in getting fans to remember that Jackman can be an ultimate bad-ass in the role, if they let him. Let's see if that trend continues.

  

Snikt snikt!!

 

-Billy Donnelly

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  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    First on the First Look!

    by truedog67

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Is this from Les Mis?

    by Nebel

    Looks good. He looks like how I think I look.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Which Video Game is this from?

    by chuffsterUK

    Photoshop tastic pic!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    P.S-What's that strange lump above his belt?

    by chuffsterUK

    Almost square?!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Snickety..Snick...Jackman's lookin Badass!

    by KillaKane

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I'm suprised yet not ashamed to say I'm looking forward to this!

    by Wcwlkr

    After X-Men first class I'm pumped for this. I just don't even acknowledge the trainwreck that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As far as I'm concerned the whole X-Men universe was rebooted with First class.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Channeling Bruce Lee?!

    by Daytripper69

    Fingers crossed (or should I say, X'ed) for this. Don't fail me again!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Regardless, I think he looks more the part now than back in 2000.

    by cookepuss

    Way more toned. Way more rough around the edges. Less of that pretty boy face. He could kick his X-Men 1 version's ass.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    @ daytriper69

    by Scott Zellerer

    Definite Bruce Lee pose, has to be deliberate

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    You can do amazing things with computer software these days!

    by Deagol21

  • ...I'm still trying to be positive.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Fawesome. I just made up that word for this picture.

    by jimmy_009

    Looks great. Hopefully it's a return to form after Wolverine Origins or whatever that was.

  • Every Wolvie film is watchable thanks to that guy. Thats at least something. Still, liked his look in Origins more. Don't like the short hair andndon't like the thinner statue. Sure, hes still a muscular dude, but too skinny for Logan.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    The dude is pretty jacked...

    by jimmy_009

    ...it's not like it's Kevin James or something. I could actually see Hugh Jackman getting that ripped with a little bit of extra work.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Rsanta74 - too funny!

    by gringostar

    That cracked me up bro! The question you answered was almost s funny "P.S-What's that strange lump above his belt?" Translation: "I drink nothing but Mountain Dew, eat KFC double down's for breakfast lunch and dinners and have no longer walk thanks to my awesome electric scooter "

  • Here's hoping The Wolverine washes that bad taste out of my mouth.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    He looks a little too staged here

    by richievanderlow

    Oiled up and homoerotic. Maybe that'll work if we find out he discovered his healing ability while competing in amateur Greco-Roman wrestling.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Please tell me those aren't CG claws

    by Rick

    If they are, then we can see this is heading down Cheap Road.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    JESUS CHRIST!

    by D.Vader

    That's going to give my poor grandmother a heart attack!

  • Nothing new. Sorry.

  • You get a good look at Jim Carrey as the Colonel, Clarke Duke in costume, & Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity. Pretty awesome stuff, at least if you liked the last movie. http://tinyurl.com/9yjtv75 http://tinyurl.com/8r68nef I'm fairly positive that closeup of Hit-Girl _isn't_ Moretz. Probably just her stunt double. You'll also notice, on the table, Big Daddy's costume. Looks like the movie _will_ be deviating from the comic since he only appeared there, in flashback, in plain clothes.

  • Umm...how? He was in the movie for less than 30 seconds, and he was only sitting in a bar blowing off Magneto and Xavier. If anything, First Class was a giant first step in getting fans to believe that a great X-Men film can be made without Wolverine at all.

  • practical effects always trump CG, especially in a promo shot. Why use CG claws in a promo photo?? In all X-Men movies (except Origins) they used mostly practical claws - yes, CG here and there, but mostly practical claws. Origins was mostly CG because it looked like crap. It's easy to tell the difference and I don't get why they insist on using more CG when practical claws, especially in a static shot, look real.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I showed that picture to my Dad.

    by FieldmanNo.1

    He instantly turned gay. Now he wants to go clubbing. Thanks Hugh Jackman I am going to have so many Daddy issues.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    How is that picture homoerotic?

    by lprothro

    It's all about the baggage you bring to the table...

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    This is Wolverine done right - Batman vs Wolverine

    by Rick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKQ3Oc97Wk

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Damn Look at those 8 inches

    by Xen11

    48 inches if you combine them

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    how does a 43 yr old look that good without modern medicine?

    by GQTaste26

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Mangold is a very good director. This is in good hands.

    by Proman1984

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    CLAW' SOME Photoshop job!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    CG claws - the whole pic is CG manipulated

    by Mr_P

    and you would have to be spectacularly gullible to believe otherwise

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by jack

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    A Franchise So Past It's Sell By Date

    by Stewart Wolfe

    Now mainly aimed at it's true core target audience: closeted straight men.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    hugh jackman workout video?

    by Stephen

    ...and step ...and step ...and kick ...and snikt!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    lprothro

    by snomusic

    I'm pretty sure fieldmanno.1 was saying how awesome the picture is - that it was eliciting a man-crush from his Dad. I suspect it was merely deflecting and the real man-crush is coming from fieldmanno.1 .

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman? More like Huge Jackedman.

    by Mr. Anderson

    See what I did there? And practically anything would be better than the last solo Wolverine movie, so I'm cautiously optimistic.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, noon CST

    Yeah, it's been 300-ised

    by donkey_lasher

    But Jackman is still pretty ripped. A 43 year old can look good without medicine. Now as for Stallone.....

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Photoshopped to hell and back

    by ATARI

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    SNOMUSIC

    by lprothro

    Actually I was addressing richievanderlow's comment--fieldmanno's wasn't even up when I posted! Sigh---that's AICN for ya...

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    How many decades of indelible images can we disregard?

    by magnetoelectric

    What I really wanna see is people standing around , and even then , I want them to fuck that up. But ya know, Not like they have any material to work with. From the Frank Miller Ninja Fight out a window - To the Frank Miller "Come Get some" finger, To the "Look at how Hulk is all pissed in my Claws Reflection" McFarlane , To The Barry Windsor Smith "Look how much of a beating I can take Cover" Byrnes "Slain" Cover "The Pose" or "Gait" That Art Adams created that became part of Wolverines entire personality,.. But I digress. Not like any of us might know WTF we're talkin about

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    aronofsky said-

    by ben sheppard

    he wanted to have wolvie more bulky, more like the comic image. seems they've gone totally the other way. shame. darren was the only reason I was interested in about this. mangold doesn't make me happy. 3.10 to Juma was great. Knight and Day was a CGI cartoon. Kate and Leopold..? Indentity...? Mm.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Thanks snomusic

    by FieldmanNo.1

    No homophobia here. Not my thing. Merely admiring the combination of exercise / discipline / protein shakes / turkey steaks / photoshop that has gone into that physique. And expressing my envy as I contemplate yet another sandwich.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Looks like every other wolverine

    by D o o d

    These films must do well on video as I don't recall them doing all that well at the box office!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I want to see Wolverine wear a mask. Come on. Give it to me.

    by Fries Against

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I'm so gonna be that ripped

    by Stephen

    right after i get famous and get my hands on that famous-people-only get-ripped potion. 'cept I'll be prettier and maybe not as veiny.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Guess that P90X really works.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Thats not an arm, that's a friggin road map.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Oh hai photoshop...

    by HndMeFood

    still excited. let's get this franchise back on track. also, don't leak it two week before the premiere.

  • This image is official, Photoshopped and glossy for public consumption noms. It's NOT Hugh Jackman's body. It's an altered image. Thanks studio, for confirming how hopeless the project truly is. Let's see a real unedited image of Hugh, guys.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I wish they had gone more extreme on his hair

    by nephilim138

    he just looks like some dude with claws. Wolverine's hair is just as much a part of the character as the claws. I am more interested to see the Silver Samurai.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Gundam Style!

    by future help

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Damn, Hugh is looking jacked!

    by kidicarus

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Jackman's too skinny for Wolverine

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    He might be in great shape but Wolverine was wider in the comics.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    WAIT - 43 is OLD?!

    by poop

    I'm fucking 30, so I guess I basically have one foot in the grave already, right? I hear that if you're lucky enough to live until 50, dementia starts setting in and you need to purchase a bath with a door on it so you don't slip and shatter your osteoperosis-ridden hips.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I guess that whole stocky body that Aronofsky wanted is out the door.

    by Cornholio3000

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    'Cause this is thriller, thriller night...

    by CodeName

    And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    looks great. i have faith.

    by smudgewhat

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    He's still too tall, too pretty, too skinny

    by MustGoFaster

    Wolvie should be short, ugly, super bulky. Having said that, Jackman is a better fit now than he was 12 years ago.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I hated the first Wolverine.......

    by david starling

    .......But I have high hopes!! And lets face-it, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Halle' Berry, Ian McKellen and Hu-'ge' Jackman made the first X-Men (and gave much influence and credibility to Marvel adaptations), thus leading to some faith from the hardcore. Dammit Hugh, I have faith this time, but this is your last chance, you hear?!!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Darren was right...

    by joevfx

    He does look like Clint Eastwood dressed up as wolverine. He should like like a line backer not a quarterback.

  • I guess you actually have to be 43 to understand how old it's actually not. It just isn't. People are living longer, taking better care of themselves, and staying active in ways that were impossible 50 years ago. Unless you're a pasty white guy who smokes a lot, drinks and eats too much, and worships the sun, there's a good chance of looking younger than what the calendar says. Back in the 1950s, a 65 year old looked like he was something ready to be buried. Not so these days. Today, a 65 year old doesn't have to look like Moses. My dad just turned 65 and, if you ignore the gut he's trying to lose, he could EASILY pass for Jackman's 43. It also doesn't hurt that, in my family, we kinda hit the genetic lottery. I'm 38 and always get mistaken for being 15 years younger - which kinda sucked when I was a teen, being 18 and looked like I was 13. My grandfather is almost 90 and EASILY looks 62-65. His mother, my great grandma, lived to the ripe old age of 114, but didn't look older than mid-80s. On the opposite end of the spectrum.... Lindsay Lohan. That chick, for 26, looks like a washed up 42 year old pr0n star. Anyway, 43 isn't crap. It's only "middle age" if you go by the national average. If you've got a family history of youthful looks and longevity, 43 isn't even close to the half-way mark yet.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Still looks like a pretty boy to me

    by BuffDaddy

    That's why I'm glad Brian Cox comes back to kick his a.s in Japan

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Is not Photoshop

    by Don

    Too tall, hair does not go well, he breathed in this way rather than this one, his tank top had a hole on the right side instead of the left and blah, blah, blah...Nerds, you're so ridiculous! Peter Mayhew isn't really afflicted with hypertrichosis, but actually played Chewbacca. Harrison Ford is from Chicago, not really Corellian and Jurassic Park dinosaurs couldn't be real. Jackman is around 6'2 and can't sawing a piece of his legs. That's cinema, just cinema. Do you know Len Wein? He's co-creator of Wolverine and he said: "When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine." Who presume to know this character better than his creator? Is really demential judging a movie never seen because not even finished shooting, literally not-out-yet and for the sake of god, stop to blame Jackman if a movie does not work, he's the only good thing about X-Men movies. In fact the only thing people remember about First Class, is... his cameo. P.S If someone thinks it's just a photoshop and this can help to calm his inferiority complex, it's ok, but I'm sorry for you, this picture isn't a fake, he really has that body as you can see in recent candid photos on the beach.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Origins was cool

    by BuffDaddy

    But it caught a lot of crap because the unfinished product was on bootleg like 3 months before the official release and Brian Cox wasn't in it. Brian Cox is the best at what he does

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Since when is 43 old?

    by twogunjames

    Fuck all of you bastards who think 43 is too old to look fit and healthy without some kind of trick. Get out of your parents basement and exercise. I'm 42 and I work out every day. It's not difficult to look good if you take care of yourself. It's not magic.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox

    by BuffDaddy

    Was great in Gladiator and he was great in Crooklyn

  • It takes a smart and intense workout program, a well-built diet with loads of lean protein, low carbs, and good supplements, and diligence...but it absolutely can be done. People may think it's just working out, but diet. Diet is at least half the battle.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Still would have liked to have seen...

    by Darkness

    Darren Aronofsky's take on it. It's a shame that James Mangold did not fill the promise of his earlier ventures, "Heavy" and "Cop Land"; he is now in the director for hire category - so we should expect another generic action-flick. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" had it's moments, but suffered from piss-poor supporting characters. I particurlarly didn't like Liev Schreiber's take on Sabretooth - it just didn't gel. And as for adding Ryan Reynolds and bloody Will.i.am into the mix...i rest my case. Still, we shall see if audiences prefer younger, hormones-on-turbo mutants, a'la "First Class", or the old veterans.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Still Too Tall

    by RolandFukinDeschain

    I like Jackman as an actor, and his Wolvie is ok, BUT hes still a foot to tall. With the majority of actors in hollywood being short they have to cast a tall guy for wolverine...really?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    photoshopped doesn't mean fake muscles

    by Stephen

    it means it looks pretty because they put it in photoshopped and fucked with it.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Is this going to be a totally CGI movie?

    by Nuck81

    Buzz Lightyear from the last Pixar movie looked more realistic.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    in photoshopped

    by Stephen

    you know what I mean.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying that it isn't digitally manipulated...

    by Ironhelix

    ...but Jackman's been known to have a pretty phenomenal physique for a long time now, and he's NOT too old to look like that.

  • Seriously--whether or not all that's completely real, it's bordering on THAT level of absurd. God help us all if this Hugh and William Levy ever end up on the same project, because every woman on the planet will spontaneously combust.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Not Photshopped?!!!?! Are you fucking Blind?

    by magnetoelectric

    Look at his fists for fucks sake. Look at his thumb on his right hand! Hell look at his whole right arm and its disproportional size.Look at his abs on the right and compare them to his abs on the left. Look at his RIBS for Christ sake. Not is it merely photoshopped its done piss fuckin poorly!!! Either you're blind or you've never seen a human being

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    they need to get the person who did the claws in the first xmen movie

    by kingoflight

    And i don't mean the CGI bits i mean the part where it's actually animatronic that looks badass... spend the money on that guy he or she is worth it.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Wow wow ok hold on. Wasn't that movie released already?

    by Ricardo

    It's a fucking reboot?

  • I don't see anything especially telling in that picture. It looks like core muscle development to me. I also fail to see the problem with his arms.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    all I ask of this movie.....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    ....is less stabbin', and more slicin'.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Geez, he looks ripped and BADASS!

    by batmancw

  • He made Cop Land & 3:10 To Yuma. Both have interesting characters and an intensity/realism to the action scenes. Walk The Line was pretty good, too.

  • Logan's been skewing taller for at least 1990. Seriously. I think that it started with Silvestri. Maybe it was to have him contrast with the much smaller Jubilee, who was his sidekick at the time, but Silvestri's Wolverine was notably taller than past versions. And when Claremont & Jim Lee launched vol2 of X-Men, Logan got just a smidge taller again. By the mid 90s, they were flip-flopping between tall Logan and runt Logan. Kubert would draw him as tall, but Joe Mad would draw him as squat. I think that the final nail in the coffin, burying short Logan once and for all, was Leinil Francis Yu's Wolverine run, which started in 1997. Most artists have been drawing him as ~6ft ever since. It's VERY rare for anybody to draw Wolverine as 5'3" anymore. Besides, just imagine a 5'3" Wolverine on the big screen. It'd be like watching Yoda with claws. Doesn't exactly scream "leading man" to me.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Looks like they photoshopped his head onto my body.

    by Gary Makin

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I like the toned down hair

    by cgih8r

    in X2 it was so HUGE and stylized. This makes it look like he doesn't spend 2 hours gelling it in the morning like one of those Jersey Shore guys.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    rsanta74..

    by Homer Sexual

    Well, first, it must be phot shopped because abs just don't look like the abs above the belt bucklet. Those are very odd and, yes, boxy looking abs. Don't like the toned down hair much, too typical. All that said, Jackman is a great Wolverine,but that doesn't mean this movie will be good. The last one wasnt, at all. But at least No Ryan Reynolds. Pretty much everything he is is sucks. BTW Rsanta, I am 48, and I drink and smoke and eat too much. But I exercise all the time. I still look pretty good, except for ten extra pounds. People do age slowly these days. The age debate here is ridiculous anyway since Logan is over 100+.

  • I hope it does.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Wolvering... solvin crimes wit' Batmang

    by Autodidact

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Really hope they've learned some lessons after Origins

    by cgih8r

    I think we all hated Origins for being the wasted opportunity that it was. It had all the right elements, remember how utterly badass the trailer looked? and they still managed to fuck it up. While watching the movie I saw evidence that there may have been a great story set in place originally, or at least a really good general outline because there are so many things that should have worked. Like working with Stryker's special team early on with all of those cool characters (Deadpool). The brief love story when he's a lumberjack. Sabre tooth killing his woman and the bar fight that follows, and basically the whole course of getting his antimantium and then being on the run from Stryker should have been a recipe for success. But you know how that ended up. They made it a kids movie.

  • Actually scratch that this will be another shytefest in a FOX stylee. I look forward to early reports that this movie despite jackman's undying commitment will be crap just like the last one .....and now back to our regular channel

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm about to write this but...

    by Felix

    He is not hairy enough for my taste.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox has a penis that's the size of a watermelon

    by BuffDaddy

    Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in Rushmore, William Stryker in X2: X-Men United and Agamemnon in Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal "Lecktor" on film in the 1986 production Manhunter.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    DAMN!!! Hugh Jackman is ridiculously

    by vulturess

    photoshopped.

  • you'd end up in pieces and/or bleeding a lot.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox was photoshopped over by Ray J

    by BuffDaddy

    In the Kim K sex tape

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    In the beginning God created the heavens

    by BuffDaddy

    And Brian Cox, and the earth. In that exact order

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The cover of this month's Mutant Men's Health magazine.

    by AzulTool

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Actually, it's BECAUSE of his age that he looks so good

    by Big Dumb Ape

    First of all, there is some Photoshopping in the picture. But overall that pretty much is Jackman and the incredible shape he whipped himself into...once again. If you've ever read any of his interviews in Health or Fitness magazines -- which he usually gives whenever he's doing the P.R. push for an action movie that he's had to tone up for -- you would know this guy is a total workaholic nut, who takes his exercise regimes VERY seriously. In past articles, Jackman has talked about his daily workouts and they are pretty darn impressive in terms of how much time and effort he puts into kicking his own ass each day to get into shape. As for his age and looking toned in an even more wiry way that's BECAUSE of his age. We tend to think of people getting older and fatter -- getting a saggy face or that classic middle age spread -- but that's actually more of a problem because of traditional overeating habits and America's current obesity problem. But if you stop and think about it, what REALLY happens as we get older is that we start to LOSE body mass and muscle and start to get more and more frail. For fuck's sake, just think about old people in retirement homes and how they have to constantly be told "Hey, don't do anything that's gonna make you fall down! You're too boney and frail for that!" When you're in your teens and twenties, it's easier to eat, work out, and bulk up because your body IS building itself up and your muscle tissue is at it's best. But by your thirties, your body chemistry starts to slow down, and by the time you're Jackman's age and officially hit the big 4-0, it becomes pretty damn tough to put on any real, new body mass. On the flip side -- assuming you watch your diet and keep yourself in the "average" weight ballpark as a starting point -- working out and toning what mass you do have can actually become easier, simply because you have less to work with. The way I see it, Jackman deserves ALOT of credit for kicking ass and keeping himself in THIS kind of shape given that he has crossed the big 4-0 and is almost midway to hitting the even bigger, more fateful 5-0. At which point you need to break out the Viagra too, but no geek wants to think about Wolverine having to resort to that!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    2pac said he was motivated in the studio creating All Eyez On Me

    by BuffDaddy

    By the persona of Brian Cox

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    What does God and Allah have in common?

    by BuffDaddy

    A Brian Cox

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Wolverine will NEVER have a "badass" movie...

    by TopHat

    ...You can't show what he can really do without getting at least an R rating. That's why in every movie he's been in he's basically just gets thrown through stuff and swings his arms around while screaming like he's constipated. Logan is probably the least "badass" character in the history of film. He has a healing ability, which means its impossible for him to feel the affects of smoking and drinking. So, whenever you see him doing that stuff, he's pretty much playing make believe. He might as well be drinking apple juice and blowing bubbles. Also, he's gotten beaten up by every woman he's come across... including a five-foot-three Kelly Hu. Its really disheartening reading so many people's reactions to every Wolverine/X-Men movie that comes out and they automatically label anything with him "badass". Its like they're blinding reading from the studio's publicist notes. You know when we thought a guy who drank, smoke, wore leather and drove a motorcycle was "badass"? Grade school.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Any Wolverine movie without Brian Cox

    by BuffDaddy

    Is going to be crap because Hugh can't act to save his life. LOL, Kate and Leopold says it all.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    @tophat

    by BuffDaddy

    You're a hater and a major Failure with a capital F. I feel sorry for yo momma

  • Oh look, he killed a bunch of defenseless kids. What a badass. NOT.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    PS: Get that man an Indy fedora before it's too late

    by Big Dumb Ape

    PS: Someone tell Lucas to shut the fuck up and get out of the way, since he lost all sense of creative taste long ago... someone get Lawrence Kasdan on the phone or else hire a GOOD screenwriter, who can craft a solid World War II action movie... someone tell Harrison Ford "Thanks for the memories, you'll always be in our geek hearts for what you did, but you really have gotten too old, so it's time to step aside"... and someone tell Spielberg to watch some of his older films, to get back in the spirit of things, and to get pumped up about making a NEW trilogy of Indy films that are made fast and furious like RAIDERS was shot, to capture that old style Republic Serials attitude of filmmaking, so we can reboot INDIANA JONES. And, yeah, since he likes to stay in shape and he'd be great, hire Jackman so he can make the the trilogy -- 3 films across the next 10 years -- before HE officially becomes too old. At which point, much like Bond, we'll find another actor yet again!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    @judenw

    by BuffDaddy

    FAIL, because killing defenseless men, women and children is the best part about being on the Dark Side~William Munny

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    @big dumb ape

    by BuffDaddy

    How dare you speak bad of Harrison Ford?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    buffdaddy It still does not make you a badass.

    by jack

    rather a weak coward.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Reboot Indiana Jones?

    by jack

    and the geeks whine why Hollywood is down the drain?

  • Never understood that.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    @judenw

    by BuffDaddy

    Na, it does man. I met these Hell's Angels and they told me they not the toughest biker gang. They said the Vietnam Vets is the most gangster biker gang and when the Vets come into town they run. I asked why. And dude looked at and said "Would you fucque with dudes that kill men, women and children,?"

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Major photoshop action there

    by Rupee88

    no way he is that ripped or even close to it.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    mr_p

    by Rupee88

    It's scary how many people are "spectacularly gullible"

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    He looks kind of skinny.

    by Yelsaeb

    He's usually more short and stocky.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Judenw, it depends on what you consider a "reboot"...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    When I -- and other geeks -- say we'd welcome some all-new Indy films with a new actor, we're NOT talking about remaking RAIDERS. I mean, that would be truly stupid. But what I -- and other geeks -- have long argued is that Indiana Jones as a CHARACTER... a world traveling archeologist who has amazing adventures with kick ass action sequences set against the backdrop of World War II... is something that could obviously be continued in further films. So, yes, much like there came a day when Sean Connery was replaced as Bond, I don't see any reason why Ford can't be replaced as Indy and a new actor steps into the role. Mind you, I'd really want them to sit down and think about how a new set of films should be approached so they're actually GOOD and not just pounded out in a bad way, to simply make a quick buck -- the core problem and weakest link in this chain and idea obviously being Lucas, who flat out lost it long ago. Sadly, because of Lucas, we'll never get another good Indy or even another good Star Wars film.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    buffdaddy don't tell me. because it is green?

    by jack

    or blue? maybe internet explorer will tell it.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Where is Sean Connery?

    by BuffDaddy

    I hope he's doing well

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Can Wolvertine not cry in this one?

    by chifforobe

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Gay.

    by TheAwareness

    jackman pussed out on gaining that extra weight he promised can this role please be recast now?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    looks like worlverine is staring in a remake of "Over the top"

    by TheAwareness

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    MaRVEL ZOMBIES!!! UNDEAD WOLVERINE!!!

    by Green

    Just saying.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Huge Jacked Man

    by Smarty_Feldman

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    marvel zombies is retarded

    by Stephen

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by MikeTheSpike

    Jackman's never *quite* been how I pictured Wolverine, but he's still compelling in a different way. It'd kick ass if he was playing the character into his sixties, so he could more closely resemble the guy.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    @rsanta74

    by RolandFukinDeschain

    I know, but still i think Jackman is too tall and too pretty. Wolverine in my mind still hasnt had a decent movie translation yet, or the X-men either. Ill just stick to the ole 90's cartoon series until they do.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    *cough* photoshop *cough*

    by DementedCaver

    ....but I hope the movie is good. The poster looks alright too, but a bit fake to me.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Head is way 2 big guys..fake as hell

    by TheAwareness

    can some of u please grow a brain

  • The joke is that he wasn't joking.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Damn...I was hoping he'd be dressed like a Samurai.

    by HapaPapa72

  • provided he got big and wide enough

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Is that 'The Wolverine' or 'The Situation'?

    by AzulTool

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    What's with all these uninspired titles?

    by Mugato5150

    The last Rambo was called Rambo. The last Rocky was Rocky Balboa. The last The Fast and the Furious was Fast Furious. You don't know if you're watching the first in the series or the last. I guess at least it isn't Wolverine Rising or The Rise of Wolverine or Rise of the Wolverine Rises an He is Also Rising. /Rise

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    lprothro

    by snomusic

    I see it now - yeah, I don't get that statement either - not gay. Closer to light weight division bodybuilding - but again, probable deflection on his own desires - lol.

  • ...he's not 43, he's ONLY 43! Actors, and anyone who gives a shit about what they look like, or just has the time to work out ROUTINELY stay in shape to this age and beyond. Arnold was 43 when he shot Terminator 2. Tom Cruise was north of 43 for Mission Impossible 3 & 4. Harrison Ford was 42 when Temple of Doom came out. None of them ever looked 'better' in there careers (of course Ah-nold was much 'bigger' when he was younger, but he never looked any better than T2). Action stars almost always retain there physique through the age of 43. In today's or any day and age. The thought that Jackman's muscles must be fake because he has them at his age is pure jealousy.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Oh. Another one, huh.

    by CT1

    Cool. Another Wolverine movie.

  • Remove the bloody mustache!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    What we need the most in an X-Men Movie

    by BRUTICUS

    OF ALL THE X-Men movies... what we've been missing most is this...<p><p> WOLVERINE CLIMBING A SENTINEL WITH HIS FUCKING CLAWS THEN RIPPING IT'S HEAD OFF.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I"m 44, I wish I looked that good, I'd get my hookers at half price.

    by conspiracy

    Seriously...as many have said...when you are an actor, your job is to fit the role. Hugh is proof that with a full time studio supplied personal trainer, dietician and a 7-8 figure payday ahead as motivation to stick with the program...you can work wonders at any age.

  • That being said...I think IT moved upon clicking on this post. damn.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Is Rothman still in control? 'nuff said.

    by IAmLegolas

    God, I hope I see a reboot of The X-Men in my life time, hopefully under the Marvel Studios banner....

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    How was Jackman 'the ultimate bad-ass' in First class?

    by J

    Because he said the F-word? It's going to take more than that to right the wrongs committed in the last Wolverine film. Still, Jackman IS Logan at this point. He was brilliant casting back in the day and I don't want to see anyone else in the role.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Should have been Danzig.

    by AzulTool

  • I'm 38, 5'11 and 175lbs. I work out quite often and have noticed how much my body has gotten older. With joint pain I never had, problems in my shoulder, etc. I've always been way too skinny for my taste. When I see pics of when I was a teenager I looked like a cancer patient. (in my head at least) All I was attempting to say was how impressive I thought it was how cut up he was. Of course 43 isn't an old man. Some of you dudes are way too fucking touchy.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    origins sucked...

    by patrick cruz

    i fell asleep twice watching it, and i would fall asleep thinking about watching it again. not interested in this sequel. i think the x-men that they're fucking up the x-men universe. i enjoy the cartoons from fox than any of the movies that came out except for First Class

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    by chance72

    That's fucking inhuman.

  • ... photoshop touch-ups aside, it's a combination of being in great shape, getting a pump on between photos, and the right lighting. For example in the last Wolverine publicity photo (main poster maybe?) Hugh said they got him to hold sand-bags just out of frame to make his arms look pumped and veiny. Point is, there's many other techniques to employ here other than photoshop. The real-life behind-the-scenes photos clearly show that Hugh is more lean and cut than he has been previously in the role.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    i'm so tired of this character......like batman overused.

    by NorthTronic

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    The other poster has Jackman wearing a yellow jumpsuit

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

  • Which is why I'm actually looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, if only to see new superheroes.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    You fucks

    by Pipple

    I'll tell it to you kids straight. When I enlisted in the airforce, they told me to cut out anything with high fructose corn syrup in it. My body DEFLATED. I lost 20 lbs in one week. I go to jogging around Mt. Saint Michael my old high school and I see you FAT TEEN FUCKS are just as clueless as I was back in those days. Stop drinking soda you young fucking punks. And you'll look as good as this guy by 43. shit... Diet and exercise you lazy shits.

  • so the only world they know is the one in which they inhabit a pitifully out of shape body. Hell, I'll admit it, I've been in better shape than I am now, but at least I'm not at all fat and I can say I keep myself maintained better than the *average*. People also forget- a big part of it is genetic. Some people will always put on fat in certain places much more easily than others. But work plays a big part as well. And yeah, maybe it IS photoshopped a bit - it clearly has been touched up with the lighting effects but if you people think that kind of physique is impossible, you must not have ever spent much time around people who do nothing BUT spend all day in the gym. That's especially true for a guy like Jackman - an actor - who doesn't have to worry about a 9-5 job every day. He's rich. HIS only worry is following the diet that's laid out for him, and doing whatever his personal trainer tells him to. And he has access to the very best supplements, fat burners, etc, that money can buy. If you treat the gym like its a full time job, and put in as much time doing that as most guys do sitting on their asses playing COD or whatever...you CAN achieve remarkable results.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Art Direction by Rob Liefeld?

    by DonnyUnitas

    Muscles upon muscles, and you can't see his feet... He's only missing pockets everywhere and an over-sized gun.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    @tophat: His body heals but his soul doesn't.

    by cgih8r

    Wounds to a man's heart do more damage than a bullet. That's what makes him interesting. He carries many scars but none that you'll ever see. They shape who he is and that's why he trusts no one.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Have any of you ever actually read a comic with Wolverine in it?

    by slone13

    Cause he looks nothing like Jackman in that picture. Jackman never should have been given the role in the first place.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The rich actor theory doesn't do it for me

    by Jimbo Jones

    Sure, having money and having an occupation that can help you is nice, but Hollywood is LITTERED with guys and gals who don't do what the top tier is willing to do. Jackman has never come across to me as anybody but a guy who is committed to his craft. Name another guy who can tap dance and sing Oklahoma and also cut somebody in half? It's a short list and he kicks ass. Hopefully this one will be an improvement on the last two movies with Wolverine in it. Jackman's never been the problem.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by Hill_Valli

    has to be one of the coolest people working in the business. His interview on Howard Stern a few years ago showed me that he is a genuinely nice guy and funny. Sounds like the kind of guy I want do go out and drink beers with.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    How dare they photoshop Hugh Jackman's head on my body!

    by goodhorse

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I'm 43 and I'm like Henry Fonda in "Old Golden Pond"

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Can't spell "Hugh" without HGH.

    by F-18

    He had to have had a little pharmaceutical help to get like that.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    by F-18

    In my opinion.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Are the no-talent hacks from that atrocity...

    by DarkSeider

    that was X-men Origins: Wolverine (God even that title sucks) still involved with this movie? if any one of those are, I'll be passing on this. I'm not giving my money to any one of those bitches, ever. One of the worst movies I've ever seen, only edged slightly by Batman Returns. Jackman fits the part well even if Wolvie is supposed to be really short.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    @slone13 Really? never?

    by JediRob

    http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/5648/2554922-wolverine_max_1b_large.jpg

  • I for one think he's great in he role. He totally goes all in too. AND he's stuck with the role giving us some great continuity. I agree the last movie stunk, but I still like Hugh as The Wolverine.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Hugh is great as Wolverine

    by 900LBGorilla

    And it's not THAT hard to look good when your in your 30s-40s….decent genetics, exercise…. eat well…and just keep it up over time.

  • ...it's like professional cycling, as in Tour De France. They are all guilty of having access to better doctors who can safely guide them through performance enhancement. The photoshop job ads shadow and therefore lends itself to more clearly defining his muscle groups, but they didn't paint his muscles on with photoshop, or put his head on some other body unless they did the same job on all of the beach photos that accompany this still on other sites. Hugh Jackman beefed up a bit for The Wolverine, and everyone who can't see their own dick got their feelings hurt. It will be all right guys. And yes, even you could become fit with a talented personal trainer, and a smorgasbord of supplements. Keep your chins up!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    photo shop belly

    by 2soon2eat

    yeah, something wrong there

  • ...so, everytime we see Wolverine we're getting sloppy seconds. Also, you REALLY want a badass Wolverine movie? Two words: John Milius

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Damn!

    by Violator90

    Yeah that picture look a bit photoshop, but nonetheless, Jackman does have the Wolverine vibe working but damn! I really wanted to see that hair do of Wolvie. Doesn't look right without it. But if the story sucks, the hair do is the least that I will be complaining. Let's hope this movie is better than the last one.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Is think it's funny, guys calling a fit, shirtless man homoerotic..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Why is it .. that they think of sex first. I see a guy who spent a lot of time in the gym and ate the right diet. Grow up, homos.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Not much photoshop going on there

    by RedJester

    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/2726456/hugh-jackman-shirtless-at-bondi-beach-02/

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood looks fantastic....

    by Torben

    Definately some CGI photo alteration going on here....

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    This was delayed only two(?) months from scheduled filming

    by aegri_mentis

    I can't attest to if/how much this picture is photoshopped, but I can tell you this... Back when it was originally scheduled to start filiming, Jackman was quite a bit bulkier than he is now. They movie was delayed, and he simply couldn't maintain that mass until filming actually started. He looks to be about 15 pounds lighter than he was in Origins, and quite a bit lighter than he was when the movie was originally scheduled to start filming.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Actors and steroids...

    by aegri_mentis

    It happens, plain and simple. The studio has a 150 milling dollar movie they want to make, and they want the lead to look a certain way. They send the actor to a studio doctor for his "insurance" physical. The studio doctor "discovers" the actor to be anemic, and prescribes Oxymetholone. Or the doctor finds the actor to have low testosterone. "Well, low testosterone could lead to fatigue, which would slow production of the movie, I'll just give you a prescription for testosterone enanthate. That will bring you T levels up, and you won't suffer from fatigue." It happens every day. Now, I'm not saying they don't have nutritionists and expert physical trainers who whip them into shape, but body transformations you see with 4-6 months of training simply don't happen without chemical assistance; not with the schedules most big-name actors keep. And of course, if you have a prescription for it, it's perfectly legal. I certainly don't care or judge actors for using them, as I have used them in the past.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    JAPAAAAN

    by TheMachinist

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Jackman is great but way too tall...

    by txtone04

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    slickyvonboner

    by smackfu

    The problem is...you aren't actually looking at Hugh Jackman in that picture. you're looking at Hugh Jackman's head pasted onto a drawing. A drawing of a generic, jacked, muscular man-shape. The reason you like it, unbeknown to you, is that it makes you wet between the legs, in the same way that women don't realize why they think Brawny is the more absorbent paper towel. I'm not saying you're gay. I'm saying that in a Kinsey Scale sense, whatever part of you is gay...loves that picture for reasons that have nothing to do with comics, or your respect for Hugh Jackman.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    COSMIC

    by lprothro

    That's the first thing I thought when I saw this pic. And as far as I'm concerned that's a good thing...they really need to get him into his mask already, though.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    To all those outraged by possible Photoshopping...

    by tbrosz

    Probably isn't (see the beach photos) but what if it was? Back in my day, the creation of artificial images designed to look photorealistic was quite common in theater posters. We called it "painting." Most of us weren't bothered by it.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    The great thing about Wolverine

    by lonecow12

    Is Jackman could play him until he is mid 50s and it would still fit the character. The more beat up and older he looks the more accurate.