After the success of ‘Les Miserables’, what’s next for Hugh Jackman?

Hugh Jackman at the 2013 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon

Hugh Jackman at the 2013 Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon

Hugh Jackman has had a successful few months after receiving rave reviews for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He picked up multiple nominations for the role, and even won a Golden Globe award.

After all the recent excitement, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jackman decided to take some time off before pursuing his next project. However, if this were the case, we wouldn’t be talking about the Hugh Jackman.

Jackman recently starred in Movie 43, which held a limited release in January. The movie revolved around several separate stories, each of which featured several Hollywood celebrities. Hugh played the role of Davis in the segment “The Catch” alongside actress Kate Winslet. The story revolves around a film producer who struggles to keep his career alive. The movie received mixed reviews and was not given a wide release in theaters.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

This summer, he will reprise on of his most notable roles to date: Wolverine. The Wolverine is a continuation of the famous X-Men series, based on the comic books of the same name. This sequel will focus primarily on Jackman’s Wolverine, and will be set in Japan, where he faces some of his most dangerous foes yet and has to make decisions that may change his life forever. From what I have seen of the released promotional pictures, this movie will be fast-paced, exciting, and full of thrilling moments for the Les Miserables star.

In September, Jackman will star in yet another film called Prisoners. He will be playing Keller Dover, a father who seeks revenge on the man who is assumed to have kidnapped his daughter. Not much has been released about the movie yet, but with a star-studded cast and a thought-provoking premise, it is sure to be a hit.

Other future projects will include a new X-Men sequel and a biopic about P.T. Barnum, in which Jackman will play the role of the famous ringleader who headed the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Whether he is playing a super-human crime fighter or a dad on a mission, this year is sure to be an exciting one for Hugh Jackman.

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