Hugh Jackman has officially confirmed that the third Wolverine movie will be his last time playing the role that he has owned in the X-Men film franchise.
“This will be my last one,” Jackman said, point blank, when asked about it on the Dr. Oz show earlier today.
“It is my last time,” he continued. “It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it.
“I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”
This still leaves it unclear whether or not he’ll be making an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse, which opens before the next Wolverine, but he hasn’t been seen on set in Motreal so far.
Either way, Jackman’s Wolverine has been the most iconic role in the franchise since he first played Logan in the original X-Men. The character was even used as the through line to bring the original and prequel trilogies together in X-Men: Days of Future Past. His presence will certainly be difficult to replace.
The third Wolverine movie is expected to be released in 2017.
I have added a few stills from Hugh’s recent talk show appearances as part of his “Chappie” promo tour and a media conference in Istanbul for his show ‘An Evening with Hugh Jackman’.
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MASHABLE.COM – Australian actor Hugh Jackman has joined forces with Australian sportsmen to urge the government to reconsider closing down remote Indigenous communities.
Last week, Western Australia’s Premier Colin Barnett announced a plan to close 150 Indigenous communities in remote areas of the state and relocate more than 1,000 residents. The state government believes it is “not sustainable” to support the communities after the federal government cut funding to essential services.
On Mar. 10, Prime Minister Tony Abbott supported the Western Australian government’s proposal, stating the country can’t support “lifestyle choices.”
“What we can’t do is endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have,” Abbott told ABC Radio. “Fine, by all means live in a remote location, but there’s a limit to what you can expect the state to do for you if you want to live there.”
Critics were quick to slam Abbott’s remarks, with the chair of the government’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, saying the comments angered many in the community.
“People are living in these communities not because of lifestyle choices but because of very strong cultural and religious reasons. People have got to understand that for indigenous people in Australia, their country is the essence of their being,” Mundine told BBC Australia.
Protests have been held across Western Australia, with more than 700 people protesting on the steps of State Parliament in Perth on Thursday.
On Friday, following a call from activists on Twitter, Jackman showed his support for Indigenous Australians with an Instagram post.
“While living in a remote community, I came to understand that “connection” to the land is a fundamental part of Indigenous identity,” he wrote. “Think about the past, have quality conversations.”
Jackman talked candidly in 2011 about the time he spent in a remote outback community as a student, helping build houses. He said the experience helped him “grow up” and it had a profound affect on him as a person. “I was inspired by the family, I was inspired by their community, I was inspired by their culture, their togetherness,” Jackman told George Stroumboulopoulos on his Canadian talk show.
Hugh attended the premiere events for Chappie in New York, Berlin and Paris the past week, here are some photos:
In one of those magical moments that often seems to happen on the Tonight Show, Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth put on wigs to play a game of musical beers. Jackman was appearing on the Tonight Show to promote his upcoming movie Chappie, which opens in theaters in this weekend.
Meanwhile, Hemsworth is in New York to guest host Saturday Night Live, and he stopped by the Tonight Show along with several SNL cast members. When he arrived on the stage, Hemsworth noticed Jackman’s wig and asked for a wig of his own, which Fallon happily provided. The two superhero actors then mugged for the camera, providing the closest thing that fans are likely to see to a Wolverine and Thor team-up.
In the musical beers game, contestants walked around a table, stopping when the music stopped. If the contestant had a beer in front of them, then they had to drink it. If they didn’t have a beer in front of them, then they were out of the game. While Fallon ultimately won the game, Hemsworth lasted longer than Jackman, snatching a beer right out of Wolverine’s claws.
Hugh is doing Press Junkets for Chappie, which is set for release in US on March, here are some interviews.
Hugh Reacts to Marvel & Spider-Man Deal:
As The River prepares for its final curtain, which comes down this Sunday, its headlining star, Hugh Jackman, is already getting ready for his next Broadway stage performance.
According to the New York Post, Jackman is preparing a brand-new solo show to display the dancing chops he exhibited in his Tony-winning performance as Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. The production will reprise his collaboration with choreographer Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), who directed Jackman’s first Broadway solo show, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
“I want to do something that’s going to challenge me in a different way,” he told the Post. “And, as a 46-year-old guy, I realize there are limited years left for the kind of dancing I want to do, to push myself as far as I can go.”
Jackman and Carlyle first met in 1988 during a London production of Oklahoma! The actor performed the role of Curly while Carlyle assisted director Susan Stroman, and, according to Jackman, offered personalized dance training. Nearly three decades later, the pair will be picking up where they left off — and Broadway audiences are excited to see the final result.