June 14, 2024 5:20 pm

Hugh Jackman Says He Retired as Wolverine Because 'It Was Hurting'
Hugh Jackman Says He Retired as Wolverine Because 'It Was Hurting'

Hugh Jackman Says He Retired as Wolverine Because ‘It Was Hurting’

While Hugh Jackman is nowhere near as old as his iconic X-Men character, Wolverine (130+ years old), the actor has admitted he isn’t quite the young gun he was when he first took on the role over two decades ago, and his age has caught up with him for Deadpool & Wolverine. Jackman initially retired the role following his triumphant last performance in James Mangold’s 2017 Logan, which saw the titular hero succumb to blood poisoning from his Adamantium skeleton.

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​Hugh Jackman reveals the struggle of returning to play Wolverine in the MCU after nearly a decade away from the role. Read More