Hugh Jackman Reveals He’s Retiring From Wolverine
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.
Director James Mangold confirmed Jackman’s announcement on Twitter, and shared his excitement for working on the forthcoming Wolverine sequel.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 29, 2015
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.