Hugh Jackman Says he Will be Wolverine "One Last Time"

Hugh Jackman Says he Will be Wolverine "One Last Time"

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Hugh Jackman posted a picture of the iconic Wolverine claws with the caption "Wolverine ... one last time".

Just after a month since stating he wanted to be Wolverine forever, Hugh Jackman is now suggesting that his next appearance as the popular X-man will be his last. The actor recently posted the image you'll see to the right of Logan's famous adamantium claws on his official Instagram account. It was accompanied with the caption ""Wolverine ... one last time".

The three claws suggest that he is talking about the upcoming third Wolverine stand-alone movie, which is slated for release in 2017. While the message could interpreted as Jackman's last time playing the character, another way to look at it may be an announcement that this would be the last stand-alone Wolverine movie.

Either way, at this point we are unsure of whether or not Jackman will appear in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse due out next year. We have, however, learned that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan won't be reprising their roles as Professor Xavier and Magneto, so this information, combined with Jackman's cryptic message, suggests that Wolverine won't be in it.

When Wolverine 3 is released, it will mark Jackman's 17th year playing the character, since he was first cast in 2000's X-men.

What do you think? Should Jackman's Wolverine continue, or is it time to hang up the claws?

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Wolverine, Wolverine in Tokyo (whatever it was call) were both horrible movies. Neither of them added to the X-man universe at all, save for a great Gambit (however short and pushed back that part was). There needs to be no more mediocre X-men movies. Fire the Wolverine guys, fire the guys that did X-men #2 & #3. Keep on the guys that did First Class -although fire their comedy writers that thought the whole finding mutants needed a 1970's tune to comedic bit plays-, and possibly the guys that did it's 2nd part, which was Days of Future Past. That is it. Now make a good X-men movie!

Wait a minute... What?

First, Hugh Jackman Will be Wolverine Till The Day he Dies.
Now, Hugh Jackman Says he Will be Wolverine "One Last Time".

So, what disease is causing Hugh Jackman's terminal diagnose?


Anyway, the sooner Jackman's Wolverine stops being part of the X-Men movie, the less popular they'll become, the less money Fox will make, the more likely they'll be to revert the rights (if only partially, like Sony) back to Marvel to bring them into the MCU fold.

Clearly he just means that this is the last movie with Wolverine in it. Then they can start strip mining the "Old Man Logan" IP. They probably have the rights because he is/was part of the X-Men.

I'm fine with that. I like his portrayal and think he's been in some great movies (some really shitty ones too though), but he's been the main character of the X-Men movies for too long.

Honestly, we don't need a third wolverine movie. The only way it would add to the franchise if it's where Magneto rips the Adamantium from his bones.

madwarper:

Anyway, the sooner Jackman's Wolverine stops being part of the X-Men movie, the less popular they'll become, the less money Fox will make, the more likely they'll be to revert the rights (if only partially, like Sony) back to Marvel to bring them into the MCU fold.

Since they're setting up a universe of sorts now, even with diminished returns they can always pull a "First Class" on us with a new cast of nobodies being singed on for a few movies. I don't see the diminished returns (assuming they can't manage to use the name alone to bring in the cash) forcing them into a Sony situation until the mid 20s, by which point the MCU will be so entrenched and so close to the wrap up that Marvel won't be interested until they reboot the whole thing in the late 20s/early 30s.

Plus, something to remember about the Sony situation is that it wasn't because of the movies not brining in money, but because the movie division of the company is in financial problems. Fox, by comparison, has managed to keep things steady.

Deathfish15:
Wolverine, Wolverine in Tokyo (whatever it was call) were both horrible movies. Neither of them added to the X-man universe at all, save for a great Gambit (however short and pushed back that part was). There needs to be no more mediocre X-men movies. Fire the Wolverine guys, fire the guys that did X-men #2 & #3. Keep on the guys that did First Class -although fire their comedy writers that thought the whole finding mutants needed a 1970's tune to comedic bit plays-, and possibly the guys that did it's 2nd part, which was Days of Future Past. That is it. Now make a good X-men movie!

I can understand X-Men 3 and most of the others but why fire the people that did X2: X-Men United? The general consensus since the movie came out was that is better than the first X-Men film.

I've decided to take it as Jackman tweeting about Wolverine one last time before bed.

Well, he is 47 years old. One can only play an immortal with the body of Rocky Balboa circa 1985 for so long. Besides, eventually, those skin cancer scars will become a bit too difficult to hide with makeup.

ccggenius12:
Clearly he just means that this is the last movie with Wolverine in it. Then they can start strip mining the "Old Man Logan" IP. They probably have the rights because he is/was part of the X-Men.

I don't see how the Old Man Logan story would work as a movie.

Every other element needed to make it work belongs to Marvel Studios or Sony. Hell the entire reason for the Old Man Logan story was the Hulk wanting his rent.

It seems to me that "one last time" is just a tag line to draw attention to the movie. To be honest I haven't been impressed by anything else he's done and as he's getting on in the years now I just can't see him getting involved in anything as big as "Wolverine" has been for him.

That said I do think eventually they are going to need to sit down and re-think the way they do these movies, to me it's been a matter of saying "good" or "bad" in comparison to other X-men films and I don't think there were any of them I found particularly great, and they never quite seemed to play well with the actual mythology, the Disney movies at least treated it with some respect (well except Iron Man 3) even as they took liberties.

Yeah, don't see any reason to particularly believe him.

But, I don't care, Wolverine is boring. Needs more Rogue or Shadowcat.

Therumancer:
the Disney movies at least treated it with some respect (well except Iron Man 3) even as they took liberties.

Watch the "Hail to the King" short, not only is it a great watch, it will clear up any issues you have with Iron Man 3 very nicely.

Well, Wolverine seems to be aging backwards (with a couple jumps ahead) in the movies anyway. Find some other no name Hollywood-hopeful that looks the part (and can act). There has to be a few out there. Jackman was in plays that a mutant will metal claws would most definitely not fit.

*Crosses fingers, hopping they don't make a CGI Hugh Jackman for later movies.*

Should have him and Spiderman in Avengers 3

Didn't the actress that plays the shapeshifter also say her next X-Men movie would be her last? Maybe its connected, like a sweeping recast and/or reboot or something.

Hairless Mammoth:
Well, Wolverine seems to be aging backwards (with a couple jumps ahead) in the movies anyway. Find some other no name Hollywood-hopeful that looks the part (and can act). There has to be a few out there. Jackman was in plays that a mutant will metal claws would most definitely not fit.

*Crosses fingers, hopping they don't make a CGI Hugh Jackman for later movies.*

The cgi at the start X3 worked rather well. But god knows if they could pull that off through a whole film.

I like Jackman as Wolverine, but Wolverine as a character doesn't work in stand alone movies. Wolverine is only really interesting for the role he plays in the team. On his own, he's just boring.

UH, so I am not really up to speed but Wolverine was a prequel to the Xmen, Wolverine 2 (Wolverine in Japan) was a sequel? He had the metal claws which then got snapped but he then had the claws back in Xmen DOFP, but THAT used some time travelling jiggery to ret conn X1, 2 and 3... so is W3 set after this? I dunno all I do know is the Wolverine movies weren't very good, the Xmen movies started ok, got worse, got better then got confusing.

I think he's done a good job with the role, even if some of the movies were, to put it politely, underwhelming. As far as I'm concerned, he's welcome to the role for as long as he wants it.

But it is going to get harder to buy the notion that Logan is effectively immortal, and I think Jackman knows it.

Or it means he'll die after the launch of the movie. To me that's the only logical solution.

votemarvel:

ccggenius12:
Clearly he just means that this is the last movie with Wolverine in it. Then they can start strip mining the "Old Man Logan" IP. They probably have the rights because he is/was part of the X-Men.

I don't see how the Old Man Logan story would work as a movie.

Every other element needed to make it work belongs to Marvel Studios or Sony. Hell the entire reason for the Old Man Logan story was the Hulk wanting his rent.

They'd shoehorn the Fantastic Four in or something. I mean, The Thing is basically the Hulk right? Besides, there's nothing stopping them from making their own totally original characters like Mulk and Iron-ish Man. Or they could just use the name to sell tickets and not really follow the source material at all. Really, they ways in which they could continue to milk these rights are near infinite.

Hmm, I'm interpreting this as a tagline for the Movie. Pretty sure Wolverine is supposed to be in Apocalypse, right?

Bat Vader:

Deathfish15:
Wolverine, Wolverine in Tokyo (whatever it was call) were both horrible movies. Neither of them added to the X-man universe at all, save for a great Gambit (however short and pushed back that part was). There needs to be no more mediocre X-men movies. Fire the Wolverine guys, fire the guys that did X-men #2 & #3. Keep on the guys that did First Class -although fire their comedy writers that thought the whole finding mutants needed a 1970's tune to comedic bit plays-, and possibly the guys that did it's 2nd part, which was Days of Future Past. That is it. Now make a good X-men movie!

I can understand X-Men 3 and most of the others but why fire the people that did X2: X-Men United? The general consensus since the movie came out was that is better than the first X-Men film.

If you're at all familiar with the Phoenix saga of the X-men universe you'd know wholeheartedly that they done screwed up with #3, and parts of #2 were lead on to that (her control of powers, her at the end with the ship). But it would be that #2 was nothing more than another "let's show Wolverine the most" movies. He became the central hero against the main villain, his personal background story. The last fight focused less on Scott vs Jean and more on Wolverine vs "insert cliche villain with same powers here". Nope, not a good movie for X-men at all. A good movie as a Wolverine movie, because that was central focus with the X-men filling in while he gets closure. BAH!

It will be hard for most of the X-men movie audience to adjust to anybody else as Wolverine on-screen, especially if they go bring him closer to the guy most comic readers know him as.

So more X-men and less Wolverine and Friends? Sounds good to me. This might make me interested in the X-men movies again.

Also, whats with the borked up site functions today? It was like this part of last week too.

What happened to "Wolverine until I die"?!!

Hmmm. I dunno how I feel about this. On the one hand, I've always liked Jackman as Wolverine but on the other hand I don't think it is a terrible sin to pass the torch on to the next actor.

We'll always have Days of Future Past though. I adore that movie.

Just a kind of endgame hint, like hey wolverine might die in this one. All wolverine stories are like that. Looking forward to it.

I don't believe in a Wolverine after Hugh Jackman!

you know what i think happened?

first, he caught wind that the studio was shopping a new Wolverine, so he does an interview and puts it out there "i will be wolverine til i die." hoping to cement that into fans' and executive's minds, while maybe gaining a little rally behind him for his dedication. but, the plan ultimately wasn't enough to lock his place, and he found out that he's done. so, he puts it out there "one last time."

madwarper:
Wait a minute... What?

First, Hugh Jackman Will be Wolverine Till The Day he Dies.
Now, Hugh Jackman Says he Will be Wolverine "One Last Time".

So, what disease is causing Hugh Jackman's terminal diagnose?

The first statement was Jackman making a joke after watching Birdman (I think he said something like: "According to Birdman, I should never quit being Wolverine and play him until the day I die.").
The second is reality.

 

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