“I’m going to tell you that you comic book fans are too fast for me,” Jackman says. “That was a really innocent repost of some cool art, and I do it quite a bit. And I think I was with my family or people visiting or something, and was away from my phone and when I got back I was like, “What have I done!? I didn’t mean to do that!”
He continues: “That was just fan art, I’m really sorry guys. And I felt like the horse has run amok, I don’t think anything I’m saying now can calm this down. But you’re just too fast for me.”
Jackman’s surprise at fan culture is understandable. After all, it helped catapult the Australian performer to superstardom in a role that clearly meant a lot to him. But his desire to move on is also understandable. After 17 years and nearly 10 films, he said goodbye to his mutated alter-ego in a fairly perfect swan song, and has since seen more success in various arenas such as the pop culture music phenomenon, The greatest showman, and the highly underrated dark comedy, Bad education. And later this fall, he’ll return to Broadway, where he’s already won a Tony to star as the legendary Prof. Harold Hill in the music man.
Meanwhile, Jackman is next seen as Lisa Joy’s wounded anti-hero Memory, which we’ll talk about next week, including from our conversation with Jackman.
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