“This will be my last one,” Jackman told Dr. Oz. Jackman’s rumored to appear in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, alongside the 500 other people playing mutan
A third Wolverine film is expected to arrive in 2017—and according to Hugh Jackman, it will be mark the end of his time playing the clawed Canadian badass with a healing factor that can cure everything.
“This will be my last one,” Jackman tells Dr. Oz, and now pause to imagine the futuristic utopia we apparently live in, where superhero-movie announcements happen on syndicated alt-medical talk shows. “It is my last time,” Jackman reiterates. “It felt like it was the right time to do it. Seventeen years, I never thought in a million years it would last this long.”
Jackman’s rumored to appear in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, alongside the 500 other people playing mutants. That would bring his total comic-book-movie count up to nine, currently a record for leading-man superheroes. Downey’s on his tail, though: Counting his cameo in Incredible Hulk and assuming no major narrative twists, Tony Stark will have appeared in nine movies after 2019’s Infinity War: Part 2.
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in seven movies now.