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Comic-Con Surprise — Hugh Jackman Shows Up With Wolverine Footage!

Ho-ly smokes, people, this has been a ridiculously exciting day. More on the Max Payne and The Day the Earth Stood Still panels later — it's what immediately followed the Max Payne panel that is blowing my dome right now!

As soon as the panel was over, Hugh Jackman — looking freaking fine — appeared onstage and the crowd. Went. Wild. First off, as I said, he looked amazing. He's got some long-ish wavy locks, a lovely tan and distractingly shapely arms. Anyway, he started off (in his adorable Australian accent) thanking the fans of comic book movies, without whom, he thinks he would not have a career (ha!). Then, he bounded down the steps (amid super high-pitched screaming from attendees, many of whom have gotten to the hall early so they could get good seats for the Twilight panel later today) to shake the hand of Len Wein, the person credited with co-creating the character of Wolverine. It was a really inspiring moment, actually. Jackman leaned over a bunch of people and shook Wein's hand.

There was another little speech from Jackman about the next X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and then — roll footage! We were treated to a bunch of scenes from this Wolverine movie, which isn't due in theaters until May 9, 2009. But from what we saw — so far, so awesome. To find out some of the stuff I spotted,


As the title promises, we'll see the origin story of Wolverine, and to some extent, it seems, that of Sabretooth (played by an also-very-manly Liev Schreiber). We see Stryker, who's putting together "a special team" of superheroes, and from there we get glimpses at some of the other characters, including a great-looking Gambit, played by FNL's Taylor Kitsch. Toward the end of the montage, there are some brief, but cool-looking fight scenes between Wolverine and Sabretooth.

Surely this stuff will be online soon, but I'm kinda overcome with adrenaline right now — it was such a cool surprise!


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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Oh I can't wait to see this!! It's so unfair they are teasing us like this but we have to wait until next May!
cha-cha13535 cha-cha13535 8 years
The Hall went insane for Hugh. His arms are like chiseled works of art. The teen and her mom in back of me kept saying, He's so gorgeous like a manta. They were there for "Twilight". The daughter even said she had an orgasm,TMI!
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Oh. My. God! Hugh Jackman?! You lucky girl Buzz! I'm so excited for you and other popples attending! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nimue nimue 8 years
Hugh Jackman + Taylor Kitsch?!?! someone pinch me!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
whoa I just read that Keamy from Lost is going to be the Blob in this movie. Whaaa? Blob = fat guy, Keamy = cut assasin type. Maybe I'm missing something. Must brush up on my X-men knowledge.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
X-men is one of my favorite comic book heroes as a child and when i saw the first X-men movie, i couldn't believe how uncanny looking Hugh was to play wolverine. (uh, the wording sounds weird there, lol). And because of that hugh is always good in my book. i can't wait for this one!!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
And I agree, Psychobabble...I adore Gambit. Oh...a thought....Harry Connick Jr. as Gambit! mm. :D
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
:LOVE: :drool: :faint: I can only say...this man, as Wolverine is (in my opinion) the hottest thing in the Universe. Seriously, I just sat watching him the whole movie with my mouth hanging open. He is the ONLY male celebrity that would reduce me to a babbling idiot in person, I would just die. :D
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Innnnnnnteresting! I didn't know they were going to put a Gambit it there! I hope he's as charming and awesome as he is in the comics. I'm SUPER stoked for this movie and I hate having to wait a whole year!
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
Ooh I am SO excited for this. I was a big fan of the cartoon as a child and I've loved the trilogy. I love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine but I must say, what all of these movies have been missing is Gambit.
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