Hugh Jackman Thanks Fans For 17 Years as Wolverine

He explained that he made a decision to stop playing the role of Wolverine because, after 17 years of giving life to the said Marvel character, this time felt like the right time to finally throw in the towel and move on. At one point, he turns to co-star Hugh Jackman to ask whether he's able to pull the strings so Xavier can share the screen with Ryan Reynolds' Merc With a Mouth.

Logan has been publicising itself heavily as the final outing for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine - and what a fitting ending - though that hasn't stopped some fans from getting their hopes up. After 17 years, I feel I've met every Wolverine and X-Men fan [in the street]... Logan is set to be the actors final time playing the character and although Jackman has turned down cameo roles in Deadpool 2, he just revealed what could have made him stay on as our favorite mutant.

Responding to JoBlo's public denouncement that Wolverine could ever appear in a movie with Deadpool, he took to Twitter to offer his thoughts.

Jackman's "Logan" hits theaters March 3 and has already received rave reviews.

As indicated by its title - which follows in a cinematic tradition established by Sylvester Stallone in his pair of franchise-reboot flicks Rambo and Rocky Balboa - this film is very much centred on James "Logan" Howlett the man rather than his X-Men alias.

Set in the near future, the film follows a tired Logan (Jackman) as he cares for an ailing Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border.

Jackman then went on to confirm that if The Avengers was an option, he wouldn't have said this was his last time as the character. Though Patrick Stewart certainly didn't confirm anything on that front, the answer to that fan's question seems to be something other than "no".

Watch the full reaction from Jackman and Stewart before, and decide for yourself.

"It was very emotional to make this movie".

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