The day is growing ever-closer where we’ll see Hugh Jackman portray Wolverine for the final time. It’s been quite the 17-year run for Jackman, playing the character over the course of nine movies. Although it will be sad to see him hang up his claws, Jackman says he’s ready, and that there’s one thing in particular he’s excited about being able to enjoy guilt-free.
CinemaBlend has uncovered an interview Jackman gave with L’Hebdo Cinema. In it, the accomplished actor says: “I’ve probably never worked harder, but I’ve never loved playing a character more.” The touching sentiment seems fitting considering Logan features a weary and worn Wolverine near the end of his run – a finale that appears to mirror Jackman’s own impending conclusion with the character.
As the interview continues, Jackman says he’s ready for life without Wolverine, that he’s “good,” admitting that this “feels like the right time” to step away from the role. He’s also excited about what comes next, and that includes getting to enjoy bread guilt-free. That’s right, Jackman is simply excited to eat some good, old-fashioned bread without having to worry about his Wolverine physique. He goes on to quip that he’s “actually baking some bread” in anticipation of his Wolverine-free life.
It’s certainly going to be difficult to see Jackman step away from playing Wolverine, as the two have been synonymous for some time. What may make things even more challenging is the fact that Logan seems like such a heavy and emotionally taxing film.
Although the interview is brief, you can see it in its entirety below.
How do you feel about Hugh Jackman leaving Wolverine behind? Do you think he’s right in saying this is the right time for him to bow out? What’s your favorite Wolverine moment? Let us know in the comments.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young Mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan will mark Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of the character after debuting in the role in Bryan Singer’s original X-Men film back in 2000.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan will also star Doris Morgado, Stephen Merchant, and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
Logan will be released in theaters on March 3, 2017.