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Hugh Jackman Officially Says Goodbye To Wolverine

17 years, man
by Khatrina Bonagua | Aug 24, 2016
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After 17 long years in the X-Men movie franchise, Hugh Jackman is saying goodbye to his iconic Wolverine mutton chops.

The X-Men actor donned the beard and chops for what may be his last appearance as the adamantium-clawed mutant in an untitled third Wolverine film. But with the movie wrapping production, Jackman was finally free to shave off the fiery facial hair.

“This will be my last one,” Jackman told Entertainment Weekly last May 2016. “It is my last time. It felt like it was the right time to do it. Seventeen years, I never thought in a million years it would last this long.”

In a new Instagram video, Jackman can be seen shaving off his bushy mutton chops, which, as he says in both the clip and the caption, will please his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

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Most revealing about this brief post, however, is that the remnants of Jackman’s beard seem to have streaks of gray in it, sparking popular theories that the upcoming film, directed by James Mangold, will follow Mark Millar's acclaimed Old Man Logan storyline that ran from 2008 to 2009:

This famous eight-issue tale features an elderly Wolverine trying to survive in a horrifying post-apocalyptic Earth where super villains reign.

Wolverine 3 slashes its way into theaters on March 3, 2017.