Hugh Jackman sure likes to work out for roles. Even for Les Miserables he spent three hours a day in the gym and lost as much body fat as possible so he could look like he really was a convict doing manual labour. It seems he’s been doing even more for The Wolverine, as he looks almost terrifyingly ripped in this behind-the-scenes shot.
Director James Mangold tweeted the pic, saying ‘Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.’#
Sanada plays Shingen Yashida, a Japanese Yakuza crime boss who disgraces his family name by turning his clan into a criminal empire. He inevitably comes up against Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
The film’s out in July.