May 1, 2009 |
The walls of Hugh Jackman's office are covered with posters for grand old Hollywood musicals, but on a recent afternoon the devoted song-and-dance man was in less graceful mode. Fists raised and teeth bared, he was practicing a number from swinging in the ring, not "Singin' in the Rain." "When I first started the role of Wolverine, back for the first 'X-Men' movie, I watched a lot of Mike Tyson videos in my trailer," Jackman said as he shadow-boxed. "The way he just goes straight in.
April 30, 2009 |
Whatever you do, you don't want to make Wolverine mad. First comes that god-awful earth-shattering scream, then those indestructible adamantium claws pop out of his hands, all leading to a display of what insiders call "berserker rage." Believe me, it's not a pretty picture. It is, however, a picture we see a lot of in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the fourth movie to allow Hugh Jackman to play the darkly handsome, intense masculine poster boy for Marvel Comics' favorite band of mutants.