Hugh Jackman offers video farewell for 17 years of Wolverine

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Mar 7, 2017

Few superstars are allowed a proper sendoff into the cinematic sunset but James Mangold's poignant Logan sent the adamantium-clawed member of the X-Men out in style and dignity.

Without spoiling anything for those who have not yet seen this evocative entry in the X-Men saga, this was Hugh Jackman's final appearance as Wolverine after playing the part for 17 years. The charismatic Australian actor slipped into the part after Dougray Scott opted out due to scheduling conflicts on Mission: Impossible II (2000) and ended up stealing the show in Bryan Singer's debut X-Men feature.

Jackman gave the key role a primal ferocity and humane gentleness that transcended a mere comic book interpretation and he will forever be identified with his memorable nine-movie stretch in the franchise.

To give his thanks to the legions of fans who clamored into theaters to see him go berserk, slashing and stabbing his way into the hearts of loyal followers of the character, Jackman shared this farewell video showcasing a gallery of Wolverine fan art set to Johnny Cash's somber cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt."

Say goodbye to Wolverine and check out this touching video below.

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(via Geek Tyrant)