Pirates’ McCutchen channels Wolverine for Ice Bucket Challenge

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went the superhero route with his Ice Bucket Challenge. 

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Now that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made its way around the sports world and back again, athletes have started to get creative to distinguish themselves in this good cause.

Former NHLer Paul Bissonnette had glacier water dumped on him from a helicopter.  

And now Pittsburgh Pirate Andrew McCutchen has turned his cause celeb into a cool play for Marvel’s next superhero movie. After being challenged by Bret Michaels and Legendary films, the center fielder cinematically emerges from a tub before dramatically taking his icy cold deluge — kind of almost exactly like how Wolverine emerged from the water tank after being pumped with all that Adamantium (and props to those makeshift claws): 

Eat your heart out, Hugh Jackman.