Hugh Jackman brings 'Wolverine: The Musical' to life, if only briefly
This was bound to happen.
It was only a matter of time before Hugh Jackman’s singing chops were melded into his iconic Marvel character like some kind of adamantium side-effect hidden talent. Courtesy of BBC Radio 1’s The Matt Edmondson Show, we now have Wolverine: The Musical.
Evidently, Jackman stopped by the show on Saturday to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past. Ever the pro, he played along when the hosts handed him a lyric sheet for the fictitious (at least for now) superhero musical and cued up Jackman’s Les Misérables track, “Who Am I?”
“Who am I?” the 45-year-old sings, laughing as he glances at the words. “Am I a superhero with some claws? Or just an actor searching for applause?”
Jackman gives props to his lyricists — the lines are pretty clever — as he continues to poke fun at himself by lamenting his Wolverine diet. But that final high note, even he admits, needs a little work. Take a look:
Fittingly, Jackman has the perfect opportunity to pitch Wolverine: The Musical to potential Broadway backers: He’s hosting the Tony Awards on June 8.