Hugh Jackman: What's Next for the Actor

 

With the robot fighting feature Real Steel in theaters this weekend, star Hugh Jackman has several movies coming down the pipeline.

Real Steel snagged the No. 1 spot in the domestic box office, earning more than $27 million, but the Shawn Levy-directed film has received mix reviews, most referencing the Transformers and Rocky franchises.

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“Rocky the Robot would have been the most accurate title for this bot-boxing melodrama, which feels like a mashup of spare parts from Transformers, The Champ, Star Wars and Sylvester Stallone's series, among other cash cows of various vintages,” writes The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy.

Here is what Jackson has in the works:

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Jackman co-stars in Butter, starring Jennifer Garner, as Boyd Bolton. The indie film centers on a young girl who discovers that she has a talent in making sculptures out of butter. Butter is set to be released Oct. 21.

Following Butter, Jackman can next be seen in the ensemble feature, Movie 43, in which he co-stars with Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone and Kate Winslet, just to name a few. Banks directed the film as well, which will come out next year.

Jackman also provided his voice for the upcoming animated film, Rise of the Guardians, which revolves around Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost and other childhood characters teaming up to protect children's imagination. Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin and Jude Law are among the other voice actors.

In addition to the long-gestating sequel to Wolverine, the Australian actor will play Jean Valjean in the big-screen adaptation of Les Miserables, alongside Russell Crowe.

It was announced last month that Jackman would be making a return to Broadway with his show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, for a 10-week stint at the Broadhurst Theatre. Performances are slated to begin Oct. 25 and go through Jan. 1, 2012, with opening night taking place on Nov. 10.

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