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Wolverine slashes through TV, in 60-second bits
Jackman will star on the Fox channel in a series of three, 60-second spots that together form a storyline tied to the movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Fox said on Thursday. The movie comes out on May 1.
The first spot in the unconventional movie teaser will run Sunday on “Family Guy,” the second will appear Monday on “House” and the third will run Tuesday on “American Idol.” After that final broadcast, all three spots will run together on the Web site Yahoo!
Jackman played Wolverine in three “X-Men” movies, starting with the first installment of the franchise in 2000. The Australian actor’s upcoming job hosting the Oscars has garnered attention, because the movie industry’s top awards show traditionally has been hosted by a comedian, and Jackman is more of a dramatic actor and song-and-dance man than a joke slinger. Just as movie industry watchers will be looking to see if Jackman can save the Oscars from slumping viewership, it remains to be seen if Fox viewers will tune in on three separate days to see him as Wolverine or, for that matter, remember the storyline from day one to day three.