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Jackman announces he’s retiring Wolverine

His final turn as the mutant will be in the third “Wolverine” movie

Appearing on The Doctor Oz Show yesterday, “X-Men” star Hugh Jackman announced that the next “Wolverine” film will be his last.

“It is my last time. 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.”

Jackman’s likely not the only original “X-Men” teamster eyeing retiring from the franchise, with rumours that “X-Men : Apocalypse” – which Jackman may cameo in – will be the final film for all of Bryan Singer’s original troupe.

Expect a new younger, more sprighlty actor to reprise Jackman’s trademark role in a couple of years.

“Wolverine 3” will be released in 2017.

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