Wolverine is the role that made Hugh Jackman uber famous. It’s also the role he’s probably best known for. When Jackman grows the facial hair and bulks up by a thousand pounds he becomes Wolverine. No one else could possibly have done the role justice in the way Jackman has.
This is why it’s so sad that dear old Hugh posted a video on Instagram in which he shaves off the famous Wolverine beard with the caption, “My wife is going to be very happy. #GoodbyeChops #thedebs.”
The 48-year-old Aussie just wrapped the final Wolverine movie (Set to come out March 3, 2017) and claims this will be his last time playing the role of Logan. The role is pretty much definitely impossibly hard on the actors body (whenever he plays the role he has to gain all this muscle back and grow the hair and train for all of those awesome stunts) it’s still sad to think that either we’ll have to say goodbye to Wolverine or welcome some new hotshot actor into the role.
Personally, I can’t see anyone else playing Wolverine. While the X-Men films have done very well with hiring new younger actors to reprise the roles that started the movie franchise, it’s hard to think of someone else donning the vibranium claws.