Comic-Con 2011: Hugh Jackman's Surprise 'Real Steel' Event Photos

July 25, 2011

Real Steel

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.

Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011

Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011

Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011

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Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011

Hugh Jackman's Real Steel Event - Comic-Con 2011

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.

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he just needs to pop out sum claws and he's guaranteed to have an audience....

Jericho on Jul 25, 2011


I love this man. One of the most genuine people in Hollywood.

equustel on Jul 25, 2011


When Tempe had the premiere for Wolverine, he went above and beyond to give the fans in the audience a moment to remember.  He came out on stage, mingled with everyone, then left, then CAME BACK again.  He's truly a class act.  Awesome.

Vision on Jul 25, 2011


didnt he buy 800 ppl breakfast that time?

Anonymous on Jul 25, 2011


I was also there. He bought us breakfast from Paradise Bakery. Side note:  He did not finish his bag of popcorn.

psychic on Jul 26, 2011


I just saw his one man show in Toronto and met Hugh back stage...he is adorable down-to-earth and totally charming...if you want to be his friend for life just take him some Tim Tams he loves them!:) I did and I was happy that I did!

rockstar1955 on Jul 26, 2011


I like Jackman and even though I reckon Real Steel will be a bit cheesy I'm still going to watch it.

Crapola on Jul 26, 2011


Hugh Jackman is the best actor & best person in hollywood he loves his fans back

Standianejames on Jul 26, 2011


And a great talent, too!  Which actor can do an action movie ( Wolverine 2) and a movie musical ( Les Miserables) back to back? And throw in some concerts, too. 

applause on Jul 26, 2011


I thought this movie sounded odd at first but the more I hear about it, the better it sounds. I intend to watch it because he is my fave actor (after the Boy from Oz) and I am curious to see what it will be like.

kw on Jul 26, 2011


I gotta hand it to Jackman--he gives a damn about the fans and it's genuine.  Even if the premise sounds corny, I'll still check out REAL STEEL for him. He's the real deal, no doubt about it.

Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011


wasnt he supposed to have gotten bigger for the new Wolverine movie? he looks like he got smaller since december.

Frank on Aug 26, 2011


Nice that he is still married too and not jumping from wife to wife and not 25 years younger than he is. Respectable guy.

Whatthewho on Jun 11, 2012

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