Hugh Jackman took to his official Twitter account to reflect on his final Wolverine film, Logan.
After nearly two decades of portraying Wolverine in Fox’s X-Men film series, Hugh Jackman officially retired from the role with director James Mangold’s Logan. Released to critical acclaim before earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, Logan offered what many consider to be a perfect conclusion to the story of Wolverine.
Today marked the three-year anniversary of Logan‘s theatrical debut and Hugh Jackman took to his Twitter account to thank fans for allowing him to play Wolverine over the past several years. Included in the post was a photo of a seemingly pensive Wolverine, claws out and ready for battle.
Check out the post below!
3 years ago, on this day, LOGAN was released. Thank you for the many (and I really mean MANY) years of sweat, steamed chicken and the role of a lifetime! #thankful #Wolverine #xmen #Logan pic.twitter.com/RLn5eaI4V5
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 3, 2020
Now that Hugh Jackman has retired from playing Wolverine and Marvel Studios has gained the film right’s to the X-Men in Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the role is expected to be recast if and when the character is introduced to the MCU. Marvel Studios confirmed plans to include mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during its 2019 San Diego Comic-Con presentation. However, the studio is reportedly in no rush to introduce the X-Men to the MCU, meaning it will likely be some time before we learn who will become the new Wolverine.
Here is the official synopsis for Logan:
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.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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