Hugh Jackman zal binnenkort afscheid nemen van het geliefde personage Wolverine in de X-Men franchise van Fox. Tijdens een interview gaf Jackman aan dat het tijd is voor andere dingen:
“There was a period about six years ago when I could see my choices being narrowed by Wolverine, but now I feel like they’ve opened up from doing ‘Les Mis’ or ‘Prisoners’ or ‘Pan.’ The options coming to me right now are more varied than they’ve ever been in my life. Hopefully, I’m not that actor in 10 years who’s unemployed going, ‘Why did I ever leave it?’ and then begging to come back… I feel very blessed that I loved playing this part, the last ‘Wolverine’ and that last ‘X-Men’ [‘Days of Future Past’] were maybe two of the best and I feel like, hopefully, we’ll do it again with this last one.”
Jackman zal nog te zien zijn in James Mangold’s Wolverine 3. Hij zei hierover: “Weirdly, I’m really excited about shooting it. I feel great enthusiasm. I suppose it’s denial — like the football player who announces their retirement before their last season — and so I’m really looking forward to it. But, I know its not over yet! I still got a lot of 4 o’clock mornings and a hell of a lot of egg white omelettes and steamed chicken to have, and all of that.”
Fans vragen zich af of het personage nog in andere X-films te zien zal zijn. Jackman werd gevraagd of hij een aandeel heeft in Deadpool: “Hmmm, I can’t … no. Nope. But, I am really good mates with [Reynolds] so …” Over X-Men: Apocalypse zei Jackman: “Who knows?”.