As Hugh Jackman gears up to play Wolverine in the character's third solo film, currently scheduled for release in 2017, the longtime X-Men actor has been very public about the fact that that film will be his last one as Logan. Jackman revealed in an appearance on yesterday's "Live with Kelly and Michael" that a conversation with comedian Jerry Seinfeld made him finally tell himself, "No Wolverine for you."
"[I'm] doing my last one," said Jackman, deciding not to "yada yada yada" his way through an explanation. "I'm really good friends with Jerry Seinfeld and I was having a chat with him about a year ago at his birthday, and he was talking about why he finished the end of his series and how it was riding high. He said he'd always had this feeling and belief that you never know when your energy or the audience's energy is gonna dip over and people are like, 'Please go.' He said you should finish on a high. I've been doing it for seventeen years. I love it. I think the movies are getting better. And all of a sudden as we was talking, I went, 'This is it.'"
The actor first appeared as Wolverine in 2000's "X-Men" and has since appeared in four sequels and two solo spinoff films, all while sporting real -- and spectacular -- superhero muscles. "I'm more excited by this [upcoming] movie than ever before and I know in my gut that it's the right thing and hopefully in five years I'm not coming back here going, 'Why did I do that?'"
Jackman has kept whether or not he'll appear as "Wolverine" in next year's "X-Men Apocalypse" firmly in his vault. We do know for sure that he'll appear in the next "Wolverine" film, which has a release date of March 3, 2017.