Take a look at Hugh Jackman as he heads to the gym getting jacked up for “Wolverine 2.”
The actor is said to be on a 6000 calorie per day diet recommended by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“Basically it’s steak or chicken, broccoli and cauliflower, and sometimes rice but only up until lunch time,” he explained. “That’s it eight times per day. It’s like a job in itself.”
Jackman has stated that he is trying to look more like Wolverine – who is actually around 5’2” in the comics – for the new Wolverine movie directed by Darren Aronofsky.
“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,'” explains Jackman. “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.’”
In the previous movie, X:Men Origins: Wolverine, the 6’2” actor only came in at a buck-ninety.
“Right now, I’m at 210,” Jackman says of his current weight, the result of an intense diet and workout regime. “It’s 6,000 calories a day. It’s rough.”
This new Wolverine is actually not a sequel and is a stand alone where Wolverine heads on over to Japan based on the 1982 Wolverine comic book mini series, from legendary comic scribe Chris Claremont and Frank Miller -who also penned 300 and Sin City.