Hugh Jackman Said A Teary Farewell To His Wolverine Character

It's always hard to say goodbye to someone you love, especially if that person has been part of your life for a long, long time. And no, we're not talking about the end of a relationship. We're talking about something much more important than that.


Credit: Marvel / 20th Century Fox

Yes, the release of Logan earlier this year marked the last time Hugh Jackman would play the part of Wolverine, a surprisingly loveable anti-hero and the role he'd portrayed for 17 years across nine movies. Now that's devotion. Not to mention the length of a super-serious marriage.

In an interview with Variety magazine, Jackman got all misty-eyed about how he'd grown into the character over the years and how he'd finally found the heart and soul of the character.

"I wish I'd started playing him like that 17 years ago," Jackman told the mag. "So there's some sense of missed opportunity, but when I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes. The main feeling I had was: 'There, that's the character. I feel like I've done it now.' And I was calm and at peace, but I'm going to miss that guy."

Directed by James Mangold - who also steered the ship for 2013's The Wolverine - Logan was a true swansong for Jackman's superhuman alter-ego, with a brutally tear-jerking ending to boot. It was all pretty emotional, so no wonder Hugh has been consumed by feels.

Credit: Marvel / 20th Century Fox

However, Wolverine's demise is perhaps not as clear-cut as Jackman is making out. According to Inverse, there's apparently a deal in the works between Disney and 21st Century Fox.

This has caused speculation that characters from Marvel's X-Men movie franchise (owned by Fox Entertainment) might cross over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (owned by Disney, and covering the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films).

That's something Jackman has previously said might be enough to get his Wolverine costume out of retirement, although how they'd work a way around Logan's shocking conclusion (no spoilers, but c'mon, it's been out since March) we have no idea.

Still, he's a superhero, and if we have to endure endless Spider-Man reboots year after year, there's no reason why Wolverine couldn't 'claw' himself out of his... er, current predicament. See what we did there?

Words: Mischa Pearlman

Featured Image Credit: PA / Marvel / 20th Century Fox

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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