Hugh Jackman has joined the ranks of the Guinness Book of World Records. Guinness posted a photo on Twitter of Jackman receiving a framed award to indicate that he broke a record thanks to his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men movies.
Jackman wasn't the only person to get the award, as he shares it with his former co-star Patrick Stewart. The two men share the record for the longest portrayal of a live-action superhero for Marvel, with a reported 16 years, 228 days at the time of the announcement.
"When I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was it," Jackman said when receiving his award. He said that he originally tried to make it into the book by trying to snatch the most coins off of his elbow when he was 10. Then, he and his brother tried to break the record for playing badminton non-stop (25 hours). While he failed at both those attempts, he finally succeeded in the movie industry.
"That's it, I've made it," Jackman said. "This is why I got into showbiz, thank you."
From all appearances, it doesn't sound like Jackman will be returning to the role of Wolverine with Disney's upcoming acquisition of Fox. Kevin Feige has already announced he will search for a new Wolverine actor himself, so that means the record is set and it is time for someone new to try to break the mark.
Marvel Studios' next film will be Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film hits theaters on March 8.