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Hugh Jackman's Perfect Response To Seeing A Shirtless Kumail Nanjiani As Wolverine

Amazing.

Hugh Jackman’s incredibly ripped physique as Wolverine has inspired many to follow in his footsteps and more recently Kumail Nanjiani has recreated one of the character’s looks to showcase his own amazing body transformation as he works on Marvel’s The Eternals.

And of course Hugh had the perfect reaction.

Kumail first stunned fans in December with his transformation for The Eternals and now he’s appeared in a photoshoot for Men’s Health magazine where he’s recreated iconic moments from movies like Top Gun, American Psycho and Die Hard.

However, his Wolverine recreation might be our favourite, swipe through the photos to check it out:

It should come as little surprise that Hugh Jackman offered his tick of approval for the shoot during an interview with Fox News, who showed him the images.

Clearly impressed, Hugh said, “Wow! That really looks like the set. That is so cool. … If you’ve done all that work, get your shirt off!”

Taking to Instagram in December, Kumail revealed his transformation writing, “I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

“I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world.

“I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months.”

He also thanked his wife Emily Gordon, joking, “The biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again someday.”

Kumail stars in the film as Kingo, a Samurai swordsman and Bollywood film star.

He stars alongside Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and many more.

The Eternals hits cinemas on November 6, 2020.

'Wonder Woman 1984' Sends Clear Message To Fans With Stunning New Poster

Gal Gadot is a goddess.

While it seems as though every movie that was scheduled for release in the near future has been pushed back due to COVID-19 fears, there is one shining light amongst it all – Wonder Woman 1984.

That’s right, Diana Prince is here to save the world yet again with Warner Bros sending the very clear message that Wonder Woman 1984 will still be going ahead with its scheduled release date of June 5, 2020.

This message comes in the form of a truly stunning new poster for the film, check it out:

Is this not the best movie poster you’ve seen in a long time? Gal Gadot is a true goddess.

We are still two and a half months away from the scheduled release date, so we can only pray that the COVID-19 situation will be under control by then and we can actually go to the cinema to watch it.

However, the timing of the release does seem to indicate Warner Bros is pretty keen to stick to that June date, at least for now.

It’s possible that this is because the film was originally meant to be released in November 2019 before being moved to June 2020 in the hopes it would mirror the success of the first movie’s release in 2017.

The other posters for Wonder Woman 1984 have been equally beautiful, like these character posters released in December:

In the film, we see Diana reunite with her first love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), though we don’t really know how that happens exactly. She also becomes friends with Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva, before Barbara transforms into the villain Cheetah.

At this stage, we’re not entirely sure how Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord fits in, but we can’t wait to see it all unfold.

Apple Close Stores Worldwide In Attempt To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus

"We must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Apple has made the decision to close all stores outside of China for the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The company’s CEO Tim Cook said in a tweet, “In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $15M to help with worldwide recovery.”

The stores in China were recently reopened following their own shutdown and will, therefore, be exempt from these closures.

In a statement on the Apple website, Cook wrote, “As of today, all of our stores in Greater China have reopened. I also want to thank our operations team and partners for their remarkable efforts to restore our supply chain. What we’ve learned together has helped us all develop the best practices that are assisting enormously in our global response.

“One of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance. As rates of new infections continue to grow in other places, we’re taking additional steps to protect our team members and customers.

“We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers.”

Cook reiterated that the online store would still be in full operation.

The statement continued, “In all of our offices, we are moving to flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China. That means team members should work remotely if their job allows, and those whose work requires them to be on site should follow guidance to maximize interpersonal space. Extensive, deep cleaning will continue at all sites. In all our offices, we are rolling out new health screenings and temperature checks.”

“All of our hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations. We have expanded our leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19.”

He finished by saying, “There is no mistaking the challenge of this moment… And yet I have been inspired by the humanity and determination I have seen from all corners of our global community. As President Lincoln said in a time of great adversity: ‘The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.'”

“That’s always how Apple has chosen to meet big challenges. And it’s how we’ll rise to meet this one, too.”

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