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'The Wolverine 3' May Really Be Hugh Jackman's Last 'X-Men' Movie

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March 29, 2015
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Nearly a year ago, Hugh Jackman indicated that the sequel to The Wolverine (which we can basically say is Wolverine 3 if we count X-Men Origins) may be his last time putting on the claws as the nearly invincible mutant he's been playing since X-Men in 2000. But the next month, he pulled back the reins a bit saying he was less sure of that sentiment as time went on. Since then, he's been said to be in talks for the next solo Wolverine movie and even an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse (though maybe not a key role like in Days of Future Past). Jackman was even quoted last month as saying he wanted to play Wolverine until he died. But a new post from the actor on Instagram seems to indicate otherwise now. Look below!

Here's what Hugh Jackman posted through his Instagram account, and the message seems clear:

WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ

A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

Aside from the fact that he's wearing the Wolverine claws, let's take notice of the fact that he only has them out on one hand. That's three claws, one claw for each Wolverine movie. Now this doesn't necessarily mean that Jackman won't pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse, but maybe this is Jackman's way of saying this will be his last solo outing as Wolverine (which we've heard may involve Patrick Stewart as Professor X somehow). We thought Wolverine would now be an integral part of the new timeline that starts in the past after Days of Future Past, but this throws all that into question.

Still, the main takeaway here is that Jackman is ready to lay down the claws. This will truly be the end of an era. While Fox has come to rely a little too much on Jackman's star power and appeal as Wolverine on the big screen, you can't deny that he has consistently been one of the best parts of the primary X-Men franchise, even if the solo films have left something to be desired. Here's hoping that The Wolverine 3 is a good send-off for Jackman as Logan and doesn't leave fans shrugging indifferently. As of now 20th Century Fox has The Wolverine 3 slated for release on March 3rd, 2017. Stay tuned to see what happens.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

There would be no X-Men if not for Hugh Jackmans wolverine. He carried all these movies, tho he could only be as good as the script. I would love to have seen a Nolan-Jackman team up on the character. Now that would have brought an oscar for the CBM!

Armitall on Mar 29, 2015

2

He was one of very few good actors in the original trilogy. Stewart and McKellen are the only exception IMO.

adam lamonica on Mar 29, 2015

3

no

Have Hope on Mar 29, 2015

4

True, but it's time for him to move on. He's been phoning Wolverine's parts in since X3.

TheOct8pus on Mar 30, 2015

5

Last one until the $$$ gets thrown at him to do 6 more =)

Gustav Minnie on Mar 29, 2015

6

Exactly !! who really cares anymore, is this really news ?

Tester on Mar 29, 2015

7

YES! PLEASE JUST QUIT! WE ARE STICK AND TIRED OF SEEING YOU!

Have Hope on Mar 29, 2015

8

Stick I tell you!! Stiiick!!

TheOct8pus on Mar 30, 2015

9

If he's not Wolverine, then screw The X-Men.

Jason Scarpelli on Mar 29, 2015

10

Introduce X-23 or Dakken

mooreworthy on Mar 29, 2015

11

Well done on the Clint Eastwood impression Hugh. The cage fighting scene in Xmen was such a good intro, shame the movies never quite made it.

Carpola on Mar 29, 2015

12

I am doubtful. Very doubtful.

DAVIDPD on Mar 29, 2015

13

I'm still waiting for Swordfish 2.

AwesomeWave on Mar 29, 2015

14

I liked him in Days of Future Past. Would be a shame if his swan song was an inferior Wolverine movie, like The Wolverine was.

Payne by name on Mar 30, 2015

15

Time to pass the torch.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 30, 2015

16

Love the idea of the Wolverine/Prof X team up movie. I like their scenes the most.

OfficialJab on Mar 30, 2015

17

Enough Wolverine Hugh.....that character needs a new face.

TheOct8pus on Mar 30, 2015

18

Definitive Wolverine. Good friggin' luck to any successors. You've certainly got some big... claws... to fill.

avconsumer2 on Mar 30, 2015

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