Comic-Con 2011: Hugh Jackman's Surprise 'Real Steel' Event Photos
by Alex Billington
July 25, 2011
Just when Comic-Con was about to start, tweets started coming from the @RealHughjackman himself stating that he'd suddenly be showing up at Comic-Con and would be dropping by for a surprise Real Steel promo. On Thursday morning at around 11AM, Hugh Jackman rolled up to Petco Park with his Real Steel truck, two of the fighting robots (the purple one is Noisy Boy), and tons of swag, giveaways, and Australian charm. At first he took to the stage and greeted the crowd, talking about how he really wanted to stop by Comic-Con, then started to walk through the crowd giving out swag and signed posters to all the fans there.
Final photo from in the truck comes from Disney/DreamWorks. It's obvious that Hugh Jackman is really in love with this movie, Real Steel, and is doing all he can to promote it, which is something he event said multiple times at the event. He came all the way into Comic-Con just for this movie, and didn't show up on any panels, because he really believes in this one. Those robots are actually pretty damn cool to see close-up and in-person, as they're huge and they light-up just like they do in the movie. I'm looking forward to seeing more from this before its release October 7th. I'm sure that crowd won't be forgetting Jackman's generosity.