Hugh Jackman’s biggest and most iconic role may be playing a superhero, maybe the most popular character in the history of Marvel Comics, but his history as an actor is about as eclectic as they come. The Australian actor got his professional start in the business on television, starring in Corelli on ABC, and after lasting only one season, Jackman would hit the stage to star as Gaston in the local Walt Disney production of Beauty and the Beast and Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. His breakout role as Wolverine in the Brian Singer-directed X-Men would come four years after his professional start, but stage work would never be too far from his life.
His work on stage in musicals would eventually lead to his role in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, which earned him his first Academy Award nomination and first Golden Globe win for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. Then, in 2017, his talents would score him the role as P. T. Barnum in the musical The Greatest Showman. The film, directed by Michael Gracey, also starred Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya and was inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
While the role was a no-brainer for Jackman, fans of his work as Logan would be pleased to know that the folks behind The Greatest Showman must also be fans of the Ol’ Canucklehead as they made sure to include a subtle nod to his character from the X-Men films. In the opening credits, in the corner, they’ve hidden an homage to Wolverine by featuring a claws-out, arms crossed design that’s very reminiscent of the Marvel superstar. Check out a still shot below…
If that doesn’t scream Wolverine, nothing does, and it’s done in such a way that only the most dedicated fan would be able to spot that Easter Egg. All credit for the catch goes to Reddit user irie_feeling… Well done!