Hugh Jackman is currently preparing for his return as The Wolverine in director Darren Aronofsky's upcoming one-off adventure. Hugh Jackman recently revealed in an interview that he is excited to explore the Japanese story line of this upcoming adventure:
"I'm really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology - ever since [the 2000 Bryan Singer film] X-Men, when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I never read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to [producer] Lauren Shuler Donner, 'Lauren, I don't know about you, but I've seen this Japanese story, and I think it's so good. It's just genius, it's brilliant." And we kind of always talked about it from there on. I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with X-Men Origins: Wolverine], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it. I love his gung-ho attitude toward it and great vision. Straight off, it's not a sequel, it's a stand-alone, and I think we're going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch."
Hugh Jackman also talked about his 6,000-calories-a-day diet, which has helped him bulk up from 190 pounds to 210 pounds. Here's what Hugh Jackman said about why he is packing on more pounds for The Wolverine:
"I don't know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, 'Hey you looked great, but you're so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that's not Wolverine." He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he's short and thick. So he said, 'I want you to go there, get bigger.' He's going to come down after he gets done with all the black-tie events over and done with. Yeah, he's thick and it's chunky and it's powerful. I always think of Mike Tyson when he first came on the scene. Sometimes, he was a full foot shorter than his opponents and bent over [with this] massive build. There's real power. You said bulldog, and that's it exactly. Exactly. That's what I'm going for, and if I have a massive heart attack first, well, you tell everyone what I was going for."