Is Hugh Jackman a real-life hero too?


Hugh Jackman is buff and hot and witty, and, according to Mike Walker in the National Enquirer, acted like a real-life superhero while promoting his superhero alter-ego Wolverine at Comic-Con in San Diego recently.

Enquirer reports that Hugh saw two female fans in the parking lot dressed as X-Men characters Magma and Storm. To his surprise, the woman playing Magma then set her arm on fire. The stunt went awry because “Storm” wasn’t able to douse the flames fast enough, and “Magma’s” hair caught on fire.

Moving like a real superhero, Jackman swiftly yanked her costume’s cape over her head, smothering the flames as he yelled for security.

[From National Enquirer, print edition, August 18, 2008]

Medics treated the woman, who luckily only received superficial scalp and head wounds.

Unless I see video or phone-cam pictures or at least a fan’s blog report on this, it sounds like fiction, but it’s still better than the plot of X-Men 3.

Not that I doubt Hugh could pull this off. Anyone capable of believably portraying both Wolverine and Peter Allen can certainly put out a flaming fan-girl in his down time.

Hugh Jackman’s next film role is in Australia, opposite new mom Nicole Kidman. X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens May 1, 2009.

Note by Celebitchy: Since this is alleged to have taken place at Comic-con, which I would venture to guess is filled with tech-savvy people who would be eager to spread the news of such a fantastic story, I doubt it’s true. Mike Walker’s column in the Enquirer is the only place I’ve seen this news at all and google searches turn up nothing. Here’s a video of Jackman on stage at Comic-con and when they pan to the audience about every third person is taping with a video recorder or their cell phone. This is alleged to have taken place in the parking lot, but wouldn’t we have heard of it already?

Either way, Jackman is a hero to me. Watching that video of him speaking to the audience at Comic-con, he is super grateful to his fans. Plus he has that cute accent.

Hugh Jackman is shown filming Australia on 8/11/08. Credit: ICON/Fame Pictures

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  1. czarina says:

    I agree that, had this occured, it would have gotten a great deal more attention.
    However, Hugh Jackman doesn’t need pretend heroic exploits to make him terrific–he comes across as warm and adorable in his interviews, he spends most of his non-acting time with his wife and kids and he’s a complete hottie.
    That’s enough for me!

  2. Syko says:

    I love this man. Almost all the pictures you see of him are with his wife and kids. The kids are adorable and he clearly enjoys them totally.

    It doesn’t hurt that he’s one of the hottest males ever seen on this planet, too!

  3. ri23 says:

    I call BS, but I think Hugh should take off his shirt and tell me all about it.

  4. Enonymous says:

    I agree, he looks like a genuine nice guy who loves his wife and kids and of course that makes him even more attractive.

  5. daisy424 says:

    ri23; I need to be there also, do you mind? :wink:

  6. ri23 says:

    daisy424: Absolutely. I think we should thoroughly investigate this, even if it takes weeks.

  7. daisy424 says:

    ri23; Okay we’re on. I’ll clear my calendar, and bring the massage oil.

  8. ri23 says:

    daisy424: Great. People should thank us for our sacrifice to clear up these rumors. :-)

  9. Kaiser says:

    You kids are funny…

    But, yeah, Jackman’s a total hottie. Love his wife, too.

  10. xiaoecho says:

    Those pictures make me want to go outback and start droving immediately

  11. czarina says:

    Is anyone planning to see this Austrailian epic he’s starring in with Nicole Kidman?
    I admit it’s not normally my cup of tea, but I like Jackman so much I might go just for him.

  12. Lola says:

    I am all for the shirt coming off. LOL
    He is hot hot hot. I wonder how Deborah Furness landed him. And he seems so dedicated to his family.

  13. journey says:

    didn’t think jackman could get any hotter, but hugh on a fine looking horse? wow. just wow.

  14. Codzilla says:

    He’s gorgeous. A real man, not some Hollywood pretty boy with makeup and a pussy haircut.

  15. Because I say So says:

    I agree with everything y’all have said about his total gorgeous factor. The Prestige is one of my favorite movies. Not so inclined to see “Australia” but I will just for him

  16. I choose me says:

    Ditto Syko. Hell Yeah! @ri23′s comment. :mrgreen:

  17. hello says:

    I don’t buy this story, but I do believe that Jackman could save a person with all his Aussie skills. I like to imagine that all Australian men are ruggedly attractive and could save me from any peril…natural or geek engineered.

  18. veronica morales says:

    He is great persona!
    Cheers from Chile