Hey bub! Everything comes to an end at some point!
Hugh Jackman has been a staple of superhero movies since playing the iconic mutant Wolverine in the breakout hit, X-men in 2000. This was was Jackman’s break out role in the US that helped propel him to stardom. He’s gone on to play the metal clawed mutant for over 15 years now and made appearances in seven different films, two of which were in his own solo adventures.
So after months of speculation, and a cryptic post on Instagram, Hugh Jackman made an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show and talked about when he’d retire from playing the hero. When questioned about the character, Jackman confirmed the next Wolverine movie will be his last, going on to say:
It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. ├óΓé¼┬ª I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.
It’s sad that he’s only going to be in one more flick — unless he gets added to the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse — but unfortunately for Jackman, unlike his mutant counterpart, he actually ages.
Are you as bummed as we are that Jackman’s hanging up his claws or are you ready for him to pass the torch to another young deserving star?!