Saturday, 18 April 2015

Hugh Jackman hints Wolverine 3 will be his last mutant movie

There have been rumours before that Hugh Jackman is ready to step down from playing Logan/Wolverine for the X-Men movies. But on Instagram this weekend, the actor dropped the biggest hint yet that his days as the fast healing mutant hero are numbered.

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While he has been rumoured to crop up in Bryan Singers' X-Men: Days Of Future Past's (2014) follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse – after all, would it really be a proper X-Men movie without him? – the post appears to point to his reunion with The Wolverine (2013) director James Mangold for a third solo Wolverine outing, which is bubbling away in development for a potential 2017 release. That, of course, would follow X-Men: Apocalypse, which is about to start shooting next month ready for it to arrive next year.

Jackman has said in the past that he has been considering handing over the mantle of the hirsute hero, not wanting to stay in the role forever. Given how long he has been associated with Logan, starting with X-Men (2000), it will be a little strange to consider Wolverine on screen without him. But at least it appears we will have a few more years of him yet.

Jackman will next be seen as Blackbeard in Joe Wright's (Atonement) Pan (out 17 July) and is currently shooting the Eddie The Eagle film alongside Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) for director Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine On Leith).

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