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Hugh Jackman Gave Bryan Singer This Sweet X-Men Art By Joe Quesada

It's frightening to think that, forgetting "X-Men: The Last Stand" (as so many of us try to), Bryan Singer's X-Men movie series has been with us for 16 years now.

One actor who is especially grateful to the director for his contributions to mutants everywhere is Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine through six "X-Men" films and two solo "Wolverine" flicks. Jackman recently showed his appreciation to his longtime friend and collaborator in the most fitting manner possible: with some specially commissioned X-Men-themed art by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

Thank you so much @thehughjackman for commissioning the brilliant comic artist #joequesada to make these fantastic and very personal covers for me. I will cherish them and our long friendship and collaboration always! #xmen #wolverine #professorx #comics

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The inked art contains a personal message from Jackman to Singer: "Dear Bryan, It all started with you, BUB! 1999-2016! From the bottom of my heart thank you."

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Singer posted the art, both as black-and-white inks and mocked up as an '80s-style "Uncanny X-Men," on his official Instagram account, along with the message: "Thank you so much @thehughjackman for commissioning the brilliant comic artist #joequesada to make these fantastic and very personal covers for me. I will cherish them and our long friendship and collaboration always! #xmen #wolverine #professorx #comics"

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The mocked-up cover touts a "3rd and final issue," perhaps alluding to Jackman's impending swan song performance as everyone's favorite pint-sized mutant in a sequel to 2013's "The Wolverine."

The as-yet untitled "Wolverine" film is scheduled to hit cinemas sometime in 2017.

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