According to Marvel comics, Wolverine is only 5'3 in height Wolverine | Character.

But Hugh Jackman is 6'3 in height. Is this a misrepresentation of the Wolverine character in the movies?

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    Comics ≠ movies, not by a long shot… – AJL Aug 14 '16 at 18:51
  • I think if you cut out the last line, and changed it something like "Has anyone associated with the films commented on this?" it would not be opinion-based. – Adamant Aug 14 '16 at 20:37
  • Why the negative votes?? – me_alok Aug 14 '16 at 20:38
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    Speaking personally, it completely ruined the movies for me. Every time he walked through a doorway, I was thinking “Damnit, there should be more space between the top of his head and the upper frame of the door! Why are these Hollywood cowboys so damned sloppy?!?!?” – Paul D. Waite Aug 14 '16 at 22:31
  • Can't believe it, Wolverine is taller than Cyclops in the movies – me_alok Aug 15 '16 at 5:02

Yes and no.

In the earlier films, Jackman's height wasn't a big issue. There was evidently a conscious decision to cast him against character

During the interview, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner recalled why Singer decided Jackman was the man to play Logan in 2000’s X-Men. “Hugh was a lot taller than the character, and Bryan wasn’t sure if he was the right guy,” she said. “So I said, ‘Let me send him up to you in Toronto,’ and Hugh went up, and Anna Paquin was there already, and they did a scene together, and after Bryan yelled ‘Cut!’ one of the crewmembers said, ‘Wow! That’s Wolverine.’ ”

Hugh Jackman Couldn’t Turn Down X-Men: Days of Future Past

When it came to the stand-alone The Wolverine, the director who was initially slated to direct the film (Darren Aronofsky, a noted comic-book fan) apparently asked Jackman to bulk up slightly, making him look more like the original comic character.

GB: Are you going to have to go back to that intense diet, eating whole chickens so you can get that muscle mass back up?

HJ: I’m on it right now, mate, already doing it. It’s 6,000 calories a day, it’s rough.

GB: How much you weighing?

HJ: Right now, I’m at 210.

GB: Wow, so you’re going to be bigger this time? Last time, you looked about, what, 190?

HJ: Yeah, right, I was 190, something like that. I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.” He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger.’ He’s going to come down after he gets done with all the black-tie events over and done with.


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