Hugh Jackman revealed over the weekend that he plans to call it quits on playing X-Men character Wolverine in the near future.

Hugh Jackman Quitting ‘Wolverine’

Jackson took to Instagram Saturday to announce his plans. “WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ,” he captioned a snap in which he’s baring his wolverine claws on his right hand.


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Director James Mangold confirmed Jackman’s announcement on Twitter, and shared his excitement for working on the forthcoming Wolverine sequel.

Jackman originated the role of Wolverine in Bryan Singer‘s first X-Men film, which came out back in 2000. Since then, Jackman has played the comic book character in six more films – two of which where standalone films centered on his character.

It’s uncertain from Jackman’s Instagram post if his final film as Wolverine will be the standalone Wolverine film or Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The former is slated for release in March 2017, while the latter, which Jackman is not confirmed for, is expected in theaters May 2016.

Jackman’s other upcoming high-profile projects include Pan and the P.T. Barnum project, The Greatest Showman on Earth.

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