Hugh Jackman Will Quit Playing Wolverine Following "Wolverine 3"

"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman confirmed that "Wolverine 3" will be the last time he reprises the character in an interview on "Dr. Oz" (via ComicBook.com).

"This will be my last one," Jackman revealed. "It is my last time... 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," he added. "It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out."

Jackman has played the character since the very first "X-Men" film in 2000, reprising the role through last year's "X-Men: Days of Futures Past." It is unknown if he will appear in "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016. Rumors have circulated that Jackman would retire from the character since March, when the actor posted an photo to his Instagram with the comment, "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME."

"Wolverine 3" will be released sometime in 2017.

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