It’s official. After almost two decades (can you believe it’s been that long?!) Hugh Jackman is hanging up his iconic claws. On the Dr. Oz show Jackman announced that Wolverine 3 will be his last film as Weapon X.
Jackman said, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Where this leaves the character for X-Men: Apocalypse is unknown. The movie opens before Wolverine 3, but so far Jackman hasn’t been seen on set in Montreal. Jackman has made the character his own, and become a fan favorite in the process, and the studio will have a hard time filling those claws.
Wolverine 3 opens sometime in 2017.