On July 24th, Hugh Jackman was up early to appear on “Good Morning America.” Of course, he talked about his forthcoming movie, The Wolverine, but there was a special emphasis on his fitness regime. Where most interviews only provide talk regarding his workout routine, Hugh’s trainer David Kingsbury was on hand to show audiences some techniques to stay in shape. There are two different videos, which you can watch below: the first features Hugh talking, while the other is the outdoor training session (in which Hugh doesn’t talk much).
Earlier today (July 23rd), Hugh Jackman attended a special screening for The Wolverine. At the AMC Empire in New York, he stopped by to introduce the film to legions of fans waiting for an early viewing. You can find a lot of fan pictures over on HJF’s Tumblr, and someone has generously uploaded a video from the event which includes Hugh answering a few questions.
As previously mentioned, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past was in San Diego yesterday, July 20th, as part of the annual Comic-Con. Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy were all there to talk about the film, along with Hugh Jackman and director Bryan Singer. (Hugh actually had dual panel duties at the event, as he also joined James Mangold to talk about The Wolverine.) A little birdie told me you can watch the entire SDCC panel here on YouTube.
Although the big event of 2013 Comic-Con was the huge X-Men cast gathering together, Hugh Jackman was also there to promote a film that’s coming out much, much sooner: The Wolverine! Alongside James Mangold, he spoke to the press about the film, including the international appeal (especially with it being set in Japan and having primarily Japanese actors — even 1/3 of Japanese dialogue) and how the “lean storytelling” of the Claremont/Miller samurai saga will translate to the screen.
The annual Comic-Con always hosts an array of surprises and special treats, but the one presented by 20th Century Fox earlier today (July 20th) was one of the most spectacular ever brought to Hall H. The press conference – and, later, panel – for X-Men: Days of Future Past featured the entire cast! That includes Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy along with Hugh Jackman himself. Director Bryan Singer was also part of the panels.
At just over twenty minutes, the press conference – which you can watch in the video above – explores various topics among both the “new” and “old” X-Men cast. In fact, there’s a lot of discussion on collaborating and the experience of working with one another — with Hugh as a sort of binding force between them. It’s a lovely interview among everyone as you can tell they’re quite a close cast. Check it out!
Earlier today (July 20th), Hugh Jackman stopped by the WIRED Café at the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego. There, he met up with Vice President & Publisher of WIRED magazine, Howard S. Mittman, along with Kevin Feige (aka president of Marvel Studios). Several pictures of Hugh have been added to the gallery, including him on the “red carpet,” posing with a comic book-esque POW! sign, and meeting the two aforementioned men.
Yesterday (July 19th), on day two of Comic-Con 2013, Hugh Jackman stopped by the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. There, he visited the Xbox One room, which hosted a video interview suite. A couple of pictures from his stop in have been added to the gallery.
Yesterday, July 18th, MSN hosted an exclusive live Q&A with Hugh Jackman and The Wolverine director James Mangold. You can check out several images from the event in the gallery, or a video below. Through the half-hour segment, Hugh and James were able to answer questions from fans around the world (with many surprises in store, like tattoos and Wolverine shrines). Specifically, Hugh discusses some workout tips (there’s no running for him) and what X-Men-universe character he would want to play aside from Wolverine.
Yesterday (July 16th), at Empire Leicester Square in London, Hugh Jackman attened the UK premiere for The Wolverine. Co-stars Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima and Hiroyuki Sanada were all in attendance along with director James Mangold. Deborra-Lee Furness was also at the event; however, she arrived separately from Hugh and later joined him at the inside red carpet.