With #Logan, James Mangold and Hugh Jackman have teamed up to make a breathtakingly beautiful final tribute to Wolverine, the character Jackman has played for almost two decades now. It’s certainly a bittersweet end of an era but Jackman deserves to hang up the adamantium claws.
Over the weekend, Jackman took to his Twitter account to post an incredibly moving tribute of all the years he’s played #Wolverine. Watch the short clip below:
The clip showcases some #fanart that Jackman (or Fox) has rounded up from the internet. I especially enjoy the fan art that showcases Logan and Laura Kinney (X-23). This is a wonderful way for Jackman to say thank you to all of the fans who have been with him every step of the way.
It felt just like yesterday when the six-foot-two actor was cast as Wolverine back in the year 1999. Like Heath Ledger after him stepping into the role of the Joker, Jackman faced some harsh criticism after he was cast as he was largely unknown at the time. But he took all the criticism like a pro and gave an impeccable performance as Logan in the first Bryan Singer #XMen movie. Jackman didn’t look back.
Hugh Jackman’s Final Performance As Wolverine Doesn’t Disappoint
Logan was such an emotional ride from start to finish. If this truly is Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine, then they couldn’t have picked a more heartfelt story to tell. The film is getting serious buzz with some believing it has the potential to win an Oscar.
Jackman has portrayed the adamantium clawed mutant for a total of nine times if you include his brief cameo in X-Men: First Class. The man has always given it his all, sacrificing day after day just to stay in shape. It's a testament to his commitment to the role that he has never phoned it in.
With Logan, we get a fantastic and fitting sendoff for a character we’ve loved since 2000’s X-Men. This film pushes all the right buttons and certainly opens the floodgates for more realistic comic book film adaptations in the near future.
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