This past weekend, production of the third solo Wolverine film officially ended production in New Mexico, culminating in the end of an era as after sixteen years, Hugh Jackman says “goodbye” to the role that made him a bonafide superstar.
Jackman went to Twitter to take a video of himself shaving the character’s trademark mutton chops. Jackman had played the role of the Canadian mutant Logan aka Wolverine in nine films (including this new one) since 2000.
After the first three X-Men films from 2000-2006, Jackman did the first solo film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2008, then made a cameo in X-Men: First Class with a hilarious “f— yourself” to a young Charles Xavier and Erik “Magneto” Lensherr. Then in 2013, he starred in The Wolverine, which took Logan to Japan in one of Marvel Comics’ most famous comic storylines. Then, he would appear in both X-Men: Days of Future Past in a major role followed by another cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine will adapt another famous storyline, “Old Man Logan”. The movie was directed by James Mangold, who helmed The Wolverine.
The yet-to-be-titled final Wolverine film will be released on March 3, 2017 from 20th Century Fox.
H/T: Hugh Jackman Twitter