In an effort to get the tall, lean Hugh Jackman to better resemble the thick, stocky Wolverine of the comic books, director Darren Aronofsky is forcing Jackman to go on a 6,000 calorie-a day diet:

“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.”

Wouldn’t it be great if this plan backfired, and Jackman got too fat to play Wolverine? I kid, I kid. But seriously, Jackman is just a really tall dude, and there isn’t much they can do to disguise that. The comic book Wolverine is something like 5′ 2″ at best, and the only way you’re going to get Hugh Jackman to look that short is if he walks around on his knees with little feet attached to the kneecaps, Dorf On Golf style.


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on February 1, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. John of the Dead

    He could one-up the actorly commitment of Christian Bale and chop his lower legs off…

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