Now that “Wolverine 3” has wrapped production, Hugh Jackman said goodbye to the clawed mutant by shaving off his mutton chops for what’s expected to be the last time.
“Goodbye! My wife is going to be very happy!” The actor said in an Instagram video posted on Monday.
“Wolverine 3” is believed to mark Jackman’s final run as the Marvel superhero with the adamantium appendages. 20th Century Fox will release the sequel on March 3, 2017. The film will be rated R.
Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as mutant maestro Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X. Boyd Holbrook will play the villain, while Richard E. Grant will play a mad scientist. The film will also co-star Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal.
The first standalone “Wolverine” movie in 2009 grossed $373 million worldwide on a budget of $150 million, while its 2013 sequel banked $414 million worldwide on a budget of $120 million.
The former has a score of 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while the latter scored 69 percent. The mutant has also made an appearance in various other “X-Men” films, beginning with Bryan Singer‘s original “X-Men” in 2000.
The role helped make an international star of the Australian actor, who is now 47 years old.
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