The dreaded day has finally arrived – Hugh Jackman has heavily implied that when X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out next year he’ll be hanging up his fifteen year old adamantium claws for good. Someone’s got to take over – but who? TOP TEN TIME, X-speculators!
Fair warning: we really enjoy a good superhero film around these parts. Between the things-that-go-boom, intriguingly flawed morals and healthy bit of eye candy for the baser animals among us, the superhero movie has quickly become the Elton John of genres – even though your nan might not agree with his ‘lifestyle’, she’ll always shed a tear every time she hears Candle in the Wind. However, it is our belief that if the genre is to gain any real respect among the film community, it’s going to need to start some passion projects…
Few actors in Hollywood are hotter than Hugh Jackman is at the moment. He first scorched us back in 2009 when he fronted the Academy Awards, a performance that included one of the most spectacular opening numbers in Oscar history. With his much lauded performance in Les Misérables currently in the cinemas, and Jackman having just bagged a Golden Globe, we’ve prepared a cheat sheet with everything you wanted to know about Hollywood’s leading man.
An unbreakable skeleton, 7 blades and not a whisper of a shirt. Bring it on.