The Wolverine: The Evolution of Hugh Jackman’s Hairstyle

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am,

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The X-Men franchise will be returning to theaters for at least the next two consecutive years with sequels to both spinoffs of the original live-action trilogy. The sequel to X-Men: First Class (titled Days of Future Past) is in pre-production to begin shooting later this year and the sequel to the not-so-awesome X-Men Origins: Wolverine has already begun principal photography.

The Wolverine locked down most of its cast, including its primary villain in the Silver Samurai, just a few weeks ago, and now that it’s shooting, we’ve already seen photos and video from the set – The latest of which offering a look at Hugh Jackman’s hairstyle for the sequel.

In addition to his Adamantium claws, one of Wolverine’s most recognizable characteristics has always been his unique hairstyle and from film-to-film it’s changed quite a bit for actor Hugh Jackman.  It began attempting to replicate the comics with plenty of hair product holding Jackman’s hair up and in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it went for a more modern look. In The Wolverine, Jackman will have relatively short hair but they still managed to keep a bit of his hair up on the sides.

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The Wolverine is currently shooting in Australia and local press and the mayor (seen below) of Sutherland Shire had the chance to meet Jackman on set where a few photos were taken with him sporting his current and much shorter hairstyle. The film sees the character of Logan travel to Japan, based a story from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s popular 1982 run on the Wolverine comics.

James Mangold is directing The Wolverine based off of Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback’s screenplay.

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014.


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Sources: The Leader (via Latino Review), Trish Anders (via CBM)

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  1. The curious case of Wolverine. The further back you go in wolverines timeline, the older he looks. Time to reboot and let Jackman find something else to milk for the next decade.

    • which is actually good. wolverine looks middle aged and savage looking, not young and friendly.

    • Lol, Jackman is a brilliant actor (Les mis), I cant think of one actor that will portray Wolverine better, if you can find one list him, if you cant apply your tiny brain than better to keep quiet. You must be fat

  2. Lets see if there is any other style X-MEN are introducing :)


    • Um Anyone else think Daniel Radcliff would make a perfect young James Howlett?

  4. I personally think Jackman has done a hell of a job playing Wolverine. And yes over the years in the comic book world, Wolverine’s hair style has changed. But I think judging a movie that is yet to be released based on the actor’s hairstyle for the movie is ridiculous. Also even those the yellow spandex in the comic book universe may look cool, you have to think about it. I mean would you really want to see Hugh Jackman wearing a yellow spandex suit and looking like a damn bumblebee. To me Wolverine wasn’t about what he wore, but about his character and his turmoils as a supposed superhero. Unlike superman or even spiderman, Wolverine didn’t have a squeaky clean life and I think that’s what most folks can relate to. He’s real and he does show raw emotion. To me he represents the loner or outcast.

  5. Wolverine is the blades not the hair