by Justin Cook
In an Instagram post from Hugh Jackman, the actor teases that his time playing the character of Wolverine in the X-Men films may soon be coming to an end.
The following picture was posted to his account with the caption “WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ.”
See it here:
Since Jackman has not been confirmed to be making an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse, the 2016 sequel to last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, it is looking unlikely that Jackman will show up in that film. This probably means that Jackman will be making his final appearance as Wolverine in the third Wolverine solo film, due out in 2017.
The film will follow 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013’s The Wolverine. As of now, the project does not have an official title.
Jackman has played Wolverine in every X-Men film to date (going back to the first X-Men in 2000), including a brief cameo as the character in 2011’s X-Men: First Class. In some ways, he has been the face of the X-Men Cinematic Universe, and has been beloved by fans of the franchise for over a decade.
The actor has always shown a great understanding and love for Wolverine, being quoted as saying the following in an interview with EW this year:
“I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.’ I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor…I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic.”
Director of The Wolverine, James Mangold, will be directing Jackman in Wolverine 3. Patrick Stewart is rumored to be joining him in the film as Professor X.
Wolverine 3 is set to be released on March 3, 2017.
Quote Source: EW