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Hugh Jackman discusses bulking up for The Wolverine


Hugh Jackman is piling on the pounds again in order to slip on the razor claws of Wolverine – and he’s going to be beefier than ever before.

Preparing to star in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wolverine , Jackman has revealed that he’s consuming 6,000 calories a day in order to bulk up for the part.

Having gained 20lbs since 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine , he’s going to look even bigger than ever.

“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 says.

“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.’”

Let’s just hope he doesn’t push it too far, eh? Meanwhile, the actor added that he’s sure The Wolverine will appease fans after the lacklustre response to Origins .

“I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. I think we're going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch.”

With Aronofsky in the director’s chair, who’s gonna doubt him?