Hugh Jackman revealed his strict diet before his return as the action hero Wolverine. The 54-year-old Australian actor, considered to have put the iconic role behind him in 2017’s Logan, is preparing to return to it for Deadpool 3.
Ryan Reynolds is directing the Marvel sequel, and filming is set to begin in the upcoming months. Jackman has discussed how his 8600-calorie diet has helped him gain muscle.
Jackman used Instagram to share pictures of his pre-made meals, which included a chicken burger with 1800 calories, a salmon dish with 2100 calories, and a black bass dish with 2000 calories.
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“Bulking. A day in life. Thank you, Chef Mario, for helping me stay healthy and properly fed while… Becoming. Wolverine. Again,” Jackman wrote.
Before the film’s release, Jackman has been updating his followers on his progress. Last month, a ripped image from a recent workout went viral online. The Sydney-born actor flaunted his incredibly chiseled arms on Instagram while also utilizing the chance to poke fun at his longtime fictitious rival Reynolds. “He’s just 46. I am older. But it’s not a race,” he penned.
Following the conclusion of his Broadway run in The Music Man, Jackman told CNN in January that his sole focus for the ensuing six months will be getting in shape to portray Wolverine once more.
“I’m not doing any other work. I’m going to be with my family and train. That will be my job for six months,” Jackman said.
“And I’m fit right now. There’s one thing about eight shows a week being on Broadway singing and dancing: I’m fit. So, I’m healthy. I have a good place to start.”
When it was confirmed that Jackman would return to the role he first played 22 years ago, Jackman and Reynolds’ fan bases went into meltdown.
In this Twitter video, Reynolds discussed the idea-generation process for the much-awaited third Deadpool movie:
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
“I had to look deep within myself for this one truly. We must remain faithful to the character. Discover new depth, drive, and significance. Every Deadpool needs to be distinctive and distinct,” Reynolds said.
“I’ve had to reach down and look inside because of this enormous task, and I have nothing. Indeed, it is frighteningly lonely up here. Nonetheless, we did have a thought. Before Jackman casually went by in the background, Reynolds stopped. “Hey, Hugh, do you want to play Wolverine again?” Reynolds questioned. The release of Deadpool 3 is scheduled for November 2024.