Over the last year, Hugh Jackman has been very wishy-washy about playing Wolverine and how much longer he would be playing the character. First X-Men: Days of Future Past was going to be his last movie, then he was going to play the character until he died. Now Wolverine 3 seems like it will in fact be the very last time that Jackman busts out his claws.
While appearing on the Dr. Oz Show, Jackman told the host that the 2017 Wolverine movie would be his last, and he explained why in the following quote:
"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."
There have been rumors that the next movie was inspired by the comic book run Old Man Logan, which I hope is true. If it is, it really would be the perfect exit for Jackman as this legendary superhero character.
No official plot details for Wolverine 3 have been revealed, but there's a chance that maybe Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as Professor X in the story. Jackman has served this character well over the years, and I hope his final performance of the character is his best one yet. Wolverine 3 will hit theaters on March 3, 2017.