Earlier today, the “X-Men” star debuted 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage (by law-abiding citizens, that is) from the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie in Australia. But that’s not the real scoop — prior the premiere, Jackman ziplined from a helicopter down to the set of a radio station in true superhero fashion.
Don’t believe us? Check out the photographic proof after the jump.
The grand entrance brings to mind Daniel Craig’s debut-by-boat as James Bond back in 2005 — except this is way more hardcore. According to AdelaideNow, the on-screen Wolverine “stood on the rail of a helicopter and waved to hundreds of fans gathered below at Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour,” proceeding to ride a zipline down to a nearby radio station.
“It’s a good way to come to work in the morning,” Jackman reportedly told the radio station.
While some may doubt the physics of Wolverine launching up from the ground and onto a helicopter, there is officially no denying that the character’s real-life counterpart can make his way off a chopper in grand fashion. And for those of you downloading pirated copies of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” do you hear that whoop-whoop-whoop noise? That’s the sound of the Hughlicopter coming to enforce its adamantium laced vengeance on your computer.
Chuck Norris, eat your heart out.
What do you think of Jackman’s entrance at the Sydney Opera House? Too flashy? Too awesome? Zipline into the comments section and let us know!