Comic-Con: Wolverine's Hugh Jackman steals the show at Fox's movie panel

Wolverine_lThey liked Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly (from The Day the Earth Stood Still). They loved Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis (from Max Payne). But the Comic-Con fans went absolutely berserk over the surprise appearance by Hugh Jackman, here to promote next year’s Wolverine.

Jackman’s theater background certainly came in handy as the Aussie actor with the fabulous biceps commanded the 6,000-seat Hall H. (He even jumped off the stage to personally shake the hand of Len Wein, the comic-book creator of his adamantium-clawed character). The cobbled-together footage from Wolverine is nothing like what we’ll see when the movie premieres in nine months, said Jackman. But that didn’t blunt audience enthusiasm for clips of Jackman, Leiv Schreiber, and Friday Night Lights hottie Taylor Kitsch, who plays Gambit. Given next summer’s light tentpole line-up and today’s reaction, it looks like Wolverine is poised to be a massive hit.

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  • meg

    Please let a clip of Tim Riggins as Gambit be on youtube.

  • Ben Moor

    Do you mean Len Wein?

  • Annie

    Yeah, Len WEIN is the creator of Wolverine (and Swamp Thing!). Not sure who this “Len Wayne” guy is. Imposter!

  • jaime

    OH I CANT WAIT. . .HE IS MY FAV AND THE HOTTEST SUPER HERO EVER!!!!
    OH HE IS SO FRUCKING HOT! (Im biting my lip)

  • Editor

    Thanks for catching that typo, Ben and Annie. Sorry bout that!

  • Snarf

    Wicked. Looking forward to this one already.

  • Michelle

    That was awesome of Hugh to show up! I’m so excited for this movie, it’s not funny.

  • Jessica

    Wolverine opens on my birthday! Talk about an excellent gift: Hugh, Dominic, Taylor, Liev…The list goes on and on:) I’m really hoping some crazed fanboy decided to get illegal with it and film the presentation!

  • Ceci

    Isn’t it Jennifer ConnElly? And yay for Wolverine!

  • Tim Lade

    Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, and Angels and Demons don’t count as tent polls these days? That’s a shame.

  • Nix

    And apparently Deadpool is in this movie? Did he okay this with Nate?

  • LizetM

    OMG! I can’t wait to see this movie! Wolverine is my fav male comic character, and its thanks to Hugh’s portrayal of him in the X-Men films. Seeing him in that role again, but in a whole different setting from the X-Men films, is going to be so awesome.
    I want to see that footage NOW!!!

  • Jamie

    My only reason for seeing Wolverine is to FINALLY see Gambit on the big screen. *squeeee*
    *Ahem.* Carry on.

  • wolverines soulmate for life

    god i cannot wait for this movie i wish i had gone to comic-con but i live in canada so i couldn’t i’ve totally loved wolverine since i was 4 and hugh jackman is just totally freaking hot and plays him so well and funny thing is my uncle’s cousin does his voice in the old cartoon version that used to be on when i was a kid i totally envy everyone who went to comic-con not only because of seeing hugh but also because of the twilight cast being their. err why does life suck so bad any way thats all i have to say bye now

  • oswell

    good

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