Hugh Jackman Kickboxes In NYC Park Preparing For 'Pan'
Hugh Jackman was spotted having a kickboxing lesson in a New York City park on Wednesday afternoon as he starts work on Joe Wright’s Pan.
Hugh Jackman Prepares For 'Pan'
Jackman, 45, appeared to pack a mean punch and kick as he focused on hitting the pads his trainer held up for him. For his workout session, Jackman sported Adidas track pants and matching shoes with a gray t-shirt – and of course – his boxing gloves.
When Jackman tossed aside the gloves, he picked up his swords, clearly preparing for his role of Blackbeard in Pan. At one point the actor wielded a longsword, swinging it at imaginary foes. He also handled a pair of cutlasses that he practiced with as well.
In Pan, Jackson will star alongside Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), Amanda Seyfried (Mary), Garrett Hedlund (Hook), Levi Miller (Peter Pan), Nonso Anozie (Bishop) and Cara Delevingne, who was reportedly cast as a mermaid.
Thankfully for Jackman, though he needed to brush up on his sword work, coming off filming the latest X-Men movie likely left him in top shape. He’ll be reprising the role of Logan/Wolverine once again in the upcoming sequel that’s not due out until March 2017.