‘Wolverine: The Musical’? Watch Hugh Jackman Sing a Superhero Ballad
In case you didn’t know by now (or if your mom didn’t make it a point to tell you, since it’s like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn’t see ‘Les Miserables’? The ‘Wolverine‘ and ‘X-Men’ star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the ‘Les Mis’ song “Who Am I,” repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they’re pretty charming.
Jackman brings his wonderful vocal talents and stage charisma to the above video, even if the performance is just for radio, performing his re-purposed rendition of “Who Am I?” and working in references to Wolverine and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
What you might have forgotten is that last year at Comic-Con, during the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ panel, Jackman joked with his co-stars about doing a ‘Wolverine’ musical, so the joke has now come full circle. You can watch that clip from Comic-Con below.
Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine for the seventh time in the upcoming ‘X-Men’ sequel, and will follow it up by appearing in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ as well as the recently announced ‘Wolverine’ sequel, reuniting him with ‘The Wolverine’ director James Mangold. When all is said and done, Jackman will have played Wolverine on screen nine times — nine times. Unless they announce more of these movies. Or, judging by how delightful this clip is, an actual ‘Wolverine: The Musical,’ which we’d actually be okay with. But who will Anne Hathaway play?!