Jackman, who has played super-healing mutant Wolverine in seven films since he first appeared in 2000’s X-Men, made the announcement on his Instagram page where he posted a picture of himself with the character’s trademark claws and the caption “Wolverine…one last time.”
Jackman’s departure also presumably nixes rumoured plans to cross the popular Wolverine over into the Avengers movies, as Sony is doing with Spider-Man. Perhaps they hadn’t put that claws into his contract yet.
It’s a sad day for geeks everywhere – but really our sympathy must go to Jackman’s personal trainer. Without having to keep the actor in Wolverine-level shape all the time, all the local gyms are bound to report a huge dip in profits. Hopefully, that’ll give him claws for thought.