Hugh Jackman Explains Saying Goodbye to Wolverine in 'Logan'

Saturday, 04 March 2017 - 8:30PM
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Saturday, 04 March 2017 - 8:30PM
Hugh Jackman Explains Saying Goodbye to Wolverine in 'Logan'
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Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine in Logan has done exceedingly well so far at the box office. Variety reported the film made $33 million its first day and is expected to bring in $80 million over the weekend. It's a wonderful send off to Jackman, who along with Patrick Stewart, will no longer be involved in future X-Men films.

In deciding when to end his legacy, he turned to a surprising source for counsel: comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Jackman said of Seinfeld in an interview with EW:

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"He has a really clear and very decisive philosophy about creativity and when it's time to call it quits on something. I'll never forget him saying you need to leave something in the tank, that actually if there is - you feel, 'Okay, I think we might have said everything, but there's still a little bit left,' then that's the time to go."
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Hugh Jackman's journey has spanned 17 years, starting in 2000 with X-Men, where he starred alongside James Marsden as Cyclops, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, and Haley Berry as Storm. His first solo film was X-Men Origins: Wolverine which premiered in 2009. Altogether, Hugh Jackman has acted in nine films as Wolverine, outlasting any other actor in a high profile franchise. In comparison, Christopher Reeve only played Superman for nine years over the course of four films.


Hugh Jackman shared a video on Twitter of his final day on set.




Although it's possible the character of Wolverine could show up in future X-Men movies, or perhaps the untitled TV show coming to Fox, Jackman insists this is the end for him. "I know this doesn't sound right coming from an Australian, but at some point, you've got to leave the party," he noted. "It's time to go home."

This definitely feels like a heavy goodbye. Catch your last glimpse of Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine in Logan, in theaters now, and check out our review.


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