Why did Hugh Jackman leave the X-Men franchise? [duplicate]

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Why is Logan is the last movie of this franchise starring Hugh Jackman?

Is there any chance of him appearing in a future X-Men movie, or even a guest appearance?

Best Answer

Two (or three reasons):

Wolverine's story is pretty much done - as is the X-men. Good chance is that the next X-men movies will be a reboot, or part of other continuities currently underway.

Jackman is also getting tired of the role (not necessarily fed up, but he's done 8 or 9 movies as Wolverine, now).


Finally, Jackman is getting older. The role is physically demanding. One aspect of the last movie was that Wolverine is finally succumbing to aging - partly to ease up on the physical demand on Jackman to shape up for the role.

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Why did Hugh Jackman stop doing Wolverine?

Jackman reportedly didn't want to play Wolverine anymore because he was getting too old for the part (he's 52, and required to be absolutely shredded every time he puts on the claws).

Did Hugh Jackman leave X-Men?

Hugh Jackman retired as Wolverine after Logan in 2017. It was a movie that gave him the farewell he deserved and allowed him to leave the X-Men chapter in his career behind. The veteran star played Logan in six X-Men movies and three solo films, having done so since 2000.

Will Hugh Jackman ever play Wolverine again?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is exploding with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), a Marvel movie set to feature the likes of the X-Men, Deadpool, and even Wolverine. But Hugh Jackman won't be returning to the iconic character.

Why is Hugh Jackman the only Wolverine?

While Jackman undoubtedly owns the character of Wolverine, he was not the first choice for the role. In fact, he wasn't even the second. Jackman only got the part after director Bryan Singer offered it to Dougray Scott and Russell Crowe, both of whom turned it down.

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Because "it felt like the right time".

Jackman explained this in an interview on the Dr. oz show in 2015.

It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let's be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I'm so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. ... I kind of have in my head what we're going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.

Before the release of Logan, he had mentioned that he would have considered continuing if he could have crossed over with the Avengers.

If [an Avengers-crossover] was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out. You never know.”

Whether or not this is still on the table for him is unclear.

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