Hugh Jackman is sporting a new beard in preparation for his role in Deadpool 3, as the film gears up to start production in London later this month.
Jackman has reportedly been working hard to get in shape for the film, aiming to achieve a superhero physique that is "bigger than ever."
The actor has shared videos of his intense workout process, and has refuted speculation that he has used steroids to achieve his muscular build.
Hugh Jackman Reveals New Wolverine Beard for Deadpool 3
As Deadpool 3 prepares to begin production in late May, Hugh Jackman took to Twitter to show off the new beard he will be sporting for his Wolverine return, with the look potentially teasing how the threequel fits into his Fox movie timeline.
Jackman previously showcased his jacked and hairy look on his Instagram story - via CoveredGeeky - with his stylist seemingly hard at work in the picture.
The beard appears to closely resemble the one featured in Logan - which marked Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine and ended with his final death.
How Hugh Jackman's Beard Explains Wolverine's Place in Deadpool 3
Jackman's upcoming role in Deadpool 3 has been confirmed to be set before Logan. However, due to his newly-grown beard resembling his last appearance in Logan, rather than his facial hair in his earlier appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, it is speculated that his role will take place shortly before his final solo movie.
The Australian actor has already clarified that Wolverine's return in Deadpool 3 will not disrupt the ending of Logan, ensuring that any multiverse shenanigans that the two mutants engage in will still lead to Wolverine's eventual demise. Additionally, given the striking resemblance of Jackman's beard to that of Logan, his appearance in Deadpool 3 could even set the stage for a follow-up to the acclaimed solo film.
In Logan, Wolverine is shown living a quiet life on the Mexican border, caring for an ailing Professor X. With Patrick Stewart hinting at a potential return in Deadpool 3, it's possible that Jackman's character will already be looking after the mutant leader before getting swept up in an adventure with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool.
Despite this potentially being Jackman's final outing as Wolverine, he is clearly committed to getting back into peak physical condition and fully embodying the role for Deadpool 3. Some fans are still holding out hope that he will make an appearance in Avengers: Secret Wars, but for now, it seems that this will be the last we see of him as the beloved mutant hero.
Deadpool 3 hits theaters on November 8, 2024.