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Hugh Jackman Once Played Superman

All in all, the “SNL” Hugh Jackman Superman sketch leaves a lot to be desired, but it at least gives DC fans an idea of what the actor could look like as the Man of Tomorrow. Sure, the costume isn’t of the highest quality, and his spit-curl hair is a tad extreme. At the same time, with a better costume and look, Jackman could be a great Superman. He has the physical frame, the experience working on comic book adaptations, and is an incredibly likable yet tough presence on-screen, which are immensely important qualities for any take on the main version of the character. Not to mention, Jackman is a massive fan.

During a chat with Variety in 2022, Jackman discussed several different topics, including his taste in superhero movies. While one might expect him to have kind words for Marvel, his mind immediately went to DC. “My favorite superhero movie? Growing up, the first ‘Superman.’ That was a game-changer. Dick Donner movie, Christopher Reeve,” he said, giving credit to the 1978 feature that many still regard as the gold-standard of Superman adaptations. Jackman went on to shout-out director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” as well.

Though it stands to reason he would’ve done a great job in the role, it’s highly unlikely Hugh Jackman will get the chance to play Superman at this point. Of course, with James Gunn confirming that DC Elseworlds stories are coming to DC Studios, perhaps he could get his time to shine in the red and blue after all. On second thought … we doubt Jackman wants to get ripped for yet another superhero role, even it was the Man of Steel.

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