Since his debut in the 2000 X-Men film, Hugh Jackman’s performance as Wolverine has been praised by fans and critics alike, with many stating his presence to be one the highlights of the X-Men films. So much so that he became the central character for film series.
Hugh Jackman has played the character a total of 7 times since the franchise began in 2000, but now it appears that Wolverine 3 will mark his final appearance as the character. In an interview with Dr. Oz, Jackman spoke on the character stating:
“This will be my last one, it is my last time… It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one, it just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”
The jury is still out on whether or not Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, however, we now know for certain that Wolverine 3 will be his last time appearing as the character.
Wolverine 3 is set to premiere in theaters sometime in 2017.