First Look At Hugh Jackman As Wolverine (Wait, What?)

This image has been popping up all over the Internet today in breathless, nerd-soaked blog posts about the upcoming Wolverine movie. It is the purported FIRST LOOK at the new movie. Well, OK, what are we looking at? Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? GOT IT. Dude has been Wolverine for 100 years. The first X-Men movie came out before 9/11, and he has been in every single one since as Wolverine and also that movie about him as Wolverine to which this is a sequel. Cool first look. This is like trying to hype a trip to the grocery store by showing a picture of the deli counter. (Good metaphor.) Yeah, we know. We’re going. Relax. We never thought the deli counter wasn’t going to be there when we got to the grocery store. Out of all the things that we felt completely safe in assuming, the continued presence of the deli counter was totally up there. Not that we aren’t excited! To go to the grocery store! I guess he has a full beard now instead of just mutton chops? Haha, INCREDIBLE. The nerds are like, “when I get out of this locker that someone shoved me into, I’m going to write 45,000 words of pretty angry thoughts about this on a message board I enjoy.” That’s fine, have at it nerds! YOLO. (Image via AV Club.)