Hugh Jackman Wolverine

Marvel, at least in their comics, have been giving us the end of many long time favorites: there will no longer be a comic based on the Fantastic Four, the death of Professor X, and let’s not talk about what the events of the ‘Secret Wars’ is going to do! Now it looks like the end of another fan favorite is not only following its comic book counterpart but is also coming to an end – this time in the cinematic universe.

In an Instagram post, Hugh Jackman posted a picture of 3 of Wolverine’s claws with the caption “Wolverine…One last time. HJ”

WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ

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We’ve known for some time there has been some rumblings of Jackman feeling that it may be time to hang up the claws ever since the release of ‘The Wolverine.’ In fact last year in an interview, the actor has stated he was 99.9% sure the third Wolverine movie would be his last:

“I don’t know [what’s happening with ‘Wolverine 3’ yet]. We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.”

2015 marks the 15the year that Jackman has been playing the role of Wolverine since 2000 when he first appeared in Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men.’ He has been a fan favorite ever since reprising the role in the sequels that have come after including ‘X-Men 2,’ ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘The Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’

Jackman is rumored to have a cameo in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ due out in 2016 as well as one in Ryan Reynold’s ‘Deadpool’ film also out that same year. The third solo ‘Wolverine’ film is slated to be released on March 3, 2017.

It will be some tough shoes to fill once Jackman’s final appearance as the mutant arrives as he has epitomized the character so well on the big screen. The most we can hope is that his final film as Wolverine will give him the proper send off the actor very much deserves. In the meantime, we still have a few more films before we see the last of Jackman’s Wolverine.