VIDEO: See Hugh Jackman's Original 'Wolverine' Audition For X-MEN

An eleven minute video featuring a fresh-faced Hugh Jackman auditioning for the role of Wolverine in Bryan Singer's first X-Men movie has been unearthed. It's well worth a watch, even if it's just to hear some of the dialogue that didn't make the final cut. Some of it is pretty dark!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/28/2014

Adapted from the most popular Marvel comics of the 1990s, The X-Men are a group of genetic mutants with amazing abilities, brought together and trained by the world's most powerful telepath, Professor Charles Xavier to help fight for his dream - a world where the mutant minority and human majority can live together in harmony - to be judged not by the fancy powers they possess, but by the content of their character. However, the Mutant Master of Magnetism, Magneto, scarred by the human brutality he's experienced, has come to believe the mutant race is superior to humanity, and should rule over them as their betters, and he's amassed a brotherhood of like-minded mutants to help achieve his goals by any means necessary. With anti-mutant sentiment prevailing at every turn, the X-Men strive to protect the very humans that fear and hate them.

You can see a much bigger Hugh Jackman reprise the role of Wolverine for the seventh time in the excellent X-Men: Days Of Future Past in theaters now.
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thewonderer - 5/28/2014, 3:14 PM
Hugh Jackman is the best person portraying a superhero right now. He IS Wolverine. [frick] the haters.
TheJokerMask - 5/28/2014, 3:14 PM
Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:15 PM
We should invest in some medicine that helps thewonderer not speak out of his ass.
CherryBomb - 5/28/2014, 3:15 PM
He's so iconic in the role. I'm so happy for what it's done for his career. :)
Great talent!

TheManFromMars - 5/28/2014, 3:19 PM
LOL @TheJokerMask
Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:21 PM
This is officially a Cage thread.

Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:22 PM
Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:23 PM
Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:24 PM
BIGBMH - 5/28/2014, 3:25 PM
"If you don't mind, I'd like to take a look inside you."

Fighting the temptation to make a joke about that line.
TheJokerMask - 5/28/2014, 3:25 PM

TheJokerMask - 5/28/2014, 3:29 PM
i love hugh jackman
RorMachine - 5/28/2014, 3:30 PM
That's your Cage limit. Stay on subject you freakin weirdos:)
MrMartinMarvel - 5/28/2014, 3:33 PM
What can I say that hasn't been said before? He isn't the perfect Wolverine, but his dedication to the role makes it impossible not to love him.
npamusic - 5/28/2014, 3:34 PM
he looks.. 'bored'...
0bstreperous - 5/28/2014, 3:35 PM
I love his portrayal of wolverine

Hugh for life
Meteor - 5/28/2014, 3:35 PM
Pretty fascinating indeed! Seems like Jackman embodies Wolverine from the very beggining!
SuperiorMrGod - 5/28/2014, 3:35 PM
He is Wolverine.
SuperiorMrGod - 5/28/2014, 3:37 PM
Never mind, Nicholas Cage is Wolverine.
Pasto - 5/28/2014, 3:39 PM
I-I Ror.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/28/2014, 3:39 PM
I saw this video years ago... This is pretty old.
TheRationalNerd - 5/28/2014, 3:41 PM
He's come a long way.
TheBuoyWonder - 5/28/2014, 3:42 PM
I wonder if he got the part.
SwanRonson - 5/28/2014, 3:43 PM
Awesome stuff. Cheers Ror!
Highflyer - 5/28/2014, 3:45 PM
That is one long audition.
MrBlackjack - 5/28/2014, 3:47 PM
Here's a blooper of sorts.