Speaking with Chris Wallace for CNN, Jackman said he’s taking six months to get fit to play Wolverine again.
“I’ve learned you can’t rush it,” Jackman said.
The actor first appeared as the iconic superhero in 2000 for the movie X-Men. Since then he’s reprised his role as Wolverine seven times in various Marvel movies.
The last time Jackman played Wolverine was in the 2017 film Logan.
Although staying in tip-top shape is tough work, Jackman says he’s always gone about healthily, avoiding steroids and other quick fixes.
People online commended Jackman for dedicating himself to a strict meal plan and workout routine.
"From someone who had eating disorder for 14 years and works with people today I appreciate and respect how you do this in a responsible and healthy manner! People are watching and it’s important," an Instagram commenter wrote.
\u201c@RealHughJackman Looking forward to seeing you again as Wolverine, Hugh. Good effort Mario!!! The hardest work is done behind the scenes.\u201d