Bizarre Hugh Jackman picture sparks concern among X-Men fans

Has Rogue been draining Wolverine’s life-force again?

Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Origins - Wolverine
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman as Logan Image Picture 20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman ranks among the healthiest looking leading men in Hollywood today – he kind of has to be when playing an almost indestructible superhero – but a photograph shared by the Australian on social media has sparked concern.

Currently filming what will reportedly be his final appearance as X-Men favourite Wolverine, the actor shared a snap of himself giving the thumbs up alongside three rather delicious looking fish.

The only problem is that Jackman, himself, is looking far from tasty. In fact, he looks about a million years old, which is strange when you consider he is only meant to be 47.

Hugh Jackman who plays Wolverine.

Some have suggested that the actor is in fact, in character, as an ageing Logan which would make sense given that this is supposed to be his final outing as the clawed one.

Others reckon his bedraggled look is the result of some sort of intense cardio workout – who ever looks good after completing an epic run? No one, that’s who.

His Twitter account certainly backs that up, with Jackman’s previous tweet chronicling him doing a spot of running at the eye-wateringly early time of 5am.

Then there are those mad bastards who believe his aged appearance has come about as part of some Faustian pact with the Devil that is now in the end stages.

In this scenario, Jackman signed this deal with the fallen angel in a bid to ensure he landed the role of Wolverine – a part that shot the Aussie to global fame.

The part was, after all, due to go to Dougray Scott until filming delays on Mission Impossible 2 prevented the Scot from appearing, with Jackman drafted in to replace him.

Such a theory relies on readers believing in God though. It also requires the reader to be a complete nutcase.

Ignore the haters, Jackman, we love you just the way you are.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.