Hugh Jackman Confirms ‘Wolverine’ Sequel Will Be His Last

One of “X-Men” franchise’s most visible players says forthcoming film will mark final time sporting the claws

Hugh Jackman hinted on Saturday that his days as iconic “X-Men” character Wolverine are ending, stirring up fans with an Instagram post.

“Wolverine… one last time,” Jackman captioned a photo of his fists, clutching the claws of his famous mutant character.

While bloggers and social media users debated the actor’s meaning, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap he is referring to a planned sequel of the 2013 standalone hit “The Wolverine.”

The character could feasibly appear in Bryan Singer’s forthcoming ensemble “X-Men: Apocalypse,” or in Ryan Reynolds’ spinoff “Deadpool,” but the insider says Jackman is pointing to the forthcoming follow-up that also has director James Mangold returning.

Representatives for Jackman and 20th Century Fox have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.

Jackman made his debut as Wolverine in 2000’s  “X-Men” and is arguably the franchise’s biggest star. He’s played the character six times thus far, most recently in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

“I’d probably move it to a different visual palette,” Jackman said of a potential sequel in 2014.  “We are looking at a lot of different storylines. No one has jumped out. You can tell from my answer that we’re still working it out.”

By the end of its run, “The Wolverine” grossed over $414.8 million worldwide.

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