Hugh Jackman reawakens hopes for ‘Wolverine: The Musical’ with radio performance

Because misunderstood superheros just want to sing. 


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Mar 30, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 1:38 pm CDT

Remember Hugh Jackman’s “I’m Wolverine!” opening number from the Oscars a few years ago? Well, this week someone else decided to reawaken the desire for a Wolverine musical, and roped in Hugh Jackman to perform some of it on live radio.

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Based on “Who Am I?” from Les Miserables, BBC Radio 1’s Wolverine song was right in Jackman’s ballpark. He played Jean Valjean in the movie adaptation last year.

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It’s no secret that Hugh Jackman loves playing Wolverine. This year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will be his seventh big-screen appearance in the role, after all. And considering his musical theatre background, we’re beginning to wonder if a lengthier Wolverine: The Musical performance might happen one day for real. Comic Con, perhaps?

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*First Published: Mar 30, 2014, 12:13 pm CDT