After playing the X-Men leader in seven different movies, Hugh Jackman has announced that the next Wolverine movie will be his last time playing the character.
While on the Dr. Oz show yesterday (May 7), the 46-year-old Australian actor said,
“This will be my last one. It is my last time. 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. 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.”
Jackman does have a point. 17 years is a very long time for any actor to remain entangled in one project, even if it did entail an entire cinematic universe. A while back, it was said that Jackman was offered $100 million to appear in four Wolverine films, so it seems the actor just might be approaching the end of that agreement. This might be our biggest hint as to whether or not he’ll be making an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse.
The unnamed Wolverine sequel is set to release in 2017.
That’s right, Hugh Jackman is calling it quits after the next “Wolverine” movie. What do you think?