Hugh Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the “X-Men” franchise, a role he reprised in the enormously successful “X2” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006. Most recently in the franchise, he played Wolverine in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which serves as a prequel to the popular series and grossed $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release in May 2009.
Audiences will see Jackman in the role again in the next “X-Men” chapter, “The Wolverine.
Jackman recently wrapped production on the much-anticipated film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables,” directed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, and co-starring Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe.
This Holiday season he lending his voice to a warrior rabbit E. Aster Bunnymund, aka The Easter Bunny in DreamWorks Animations ‘Rise of the Guardians’.
In Joyce’s books, E. Aster Bunnymund, better known as the Easter Bunny, is a Pooka, the last of an ancient race of giant, warrior rabbit-priests that protect life. Bunnymund has the ability to create magical portals that allow him to travel throughout the world in the blink of an eye to deliver beautifully decorated Easter eggs.
“This Easter Bunny is the coolest character you’ve ever met,” says Hugh Jackman, who voices Bunnymund in the film.
‘Rise of The Guardians’ is released and distributed by United Intl. Pictures through Solar Entertainment . Corp.