It has been widely reported that Hugh Jackman’s last time in the role of Wolverine will come with the release of the upcoming 3rd Wolverine film in 2017. As the end approaches it seems even more likely that we might see him pop up in some of the remaining X-Men universe films. Recently at the premiere of his new documentary, Dukale’s Dream, The Huffington Post caught up with him for an interview and asked him some questions pertaining to the X-Men franchise and the various rumors.
The biggest rumor floating around is that he may appear at some point during next years’ Deadpool movie. When asked about this rumor Jackman stated
It’s obvious that he is trying to keep his mouth shut on this topic, but he seems to be hinting that there is a possibility.
When asked about whether or not he would appear in X-Men Apocalypse he simply responded with an interestingly simple response.
Jackman’s reasoning for his retirement from the role is that he feels that it is the right time to do so. He wants to be able to move on to other projects. He briefly delved into the factors at play in his decision as well ass his own personal doubts about it
He even mentioned how he is grateful to Fox and Marvel for giving him the opportunity to play the iconic role
He also discussed the emotions he has as well as the physical strain he will have to endure for the upcoming James Mangold helmed Wolverine 3
It is apparent that this role has meant a lot to him and he seems to be feeling a wave of multiple different emotions when talking about it. It will be difficult to see the actor that brought the character to the screen leave, but it seems as if Fox is underway of preparing to cast a new actor to play the part and that they are determined to keep building upon their franchise with or without Hugh Jackman in the role.
Deadpool will be released on February 12th, 2016
X-Men Apocalypse will be released on May 27th, 2016