Hugh Jackman owes a lot to Logan. The Marvel mutant was, after all, his rise to fame. The Australian actor has played Wolverine in nine films in the ‘X-Men’ saga, three of them dedicated entirely to his character. Now he is preparing to recover it once again in ‘Deadpool 3’.
But not all have been joys. Jackman has gone through the BBC’s ‘Front Row’ program, where he has revealed the price of having played Wolverine: permanently damaging his vocal cords with so much growling. He explains it this way: “I have hurt my voice with Wolverine. My falsetto isn’t as strong as it used to be and I put that down squarely to the growling and yelling. My drama school voice teacher would be terrified of some of the stuff I’ve done. We learned a technique on how to yell and yell without ruining our voice. However, playing Wolverine I yelled and yelled and did things that I think damaged my voice. I’m working in it. I’m working with a singing teacher and I’m trying not to hurt myself. I put a lot of effort into both physical movement and my vocal preparation for each role”.
All for his friend
As we said, that preparation will be vital now that it’s his turn to growl again, probably more than ever, when he finally meets Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson. ‘Deadpool 3’ will be directed by Shawn Levy and will finally allow Hollywood’s best friends to see their faces with their two most iconic characters. They will be joined by Emma Corrin, one of the first names announced for the cast. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 8, 2024..
Before that, we will see Hugh Jackman back on the big screen accompanied by Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and Anthony Hopkins in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’. It opens in Spain on March 3.