A  wolverine at the San Francisco Zoo, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

By JOHN CARUCCI

NEW YORK (AP) — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case.

A wolverine at the San Francisco Zoo, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is a real creature.

“I didn’t even know there was a wolverine. I literally, embarrassingly, did about two weeks of research on wolves. I was rehearsing for three weeks and I was shooting, so I was kind of on my own. I remember going past an IMAX in Toronto, and there was an IMAX documentary about wolves, and so I thought, ‘I’ll go and see that,’” Jackman said Wednesday.

When they stared shooting 2000’s “X-Men,” director Bryan Singer noticed something wasn’t right with Jackman’s performance.

“He said, ‘Are you sort of walking funny, what’s going on?’ And I said, ‘I’ve been doing this thing with wolves,’ and he goes, ‘You know you’re not a wolf, right?’” Jackman recalled.

The actor was gently told he was to portray a wolverine, not a wolf. “I said, ‘Well, there’s …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

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