Hugh Jackman teases possible expiration date on playing Wolverine

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May 1, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT (Updated)

All good things must come to an end, and for Hugh Jackman that means that his days of playing Wolverine may be coming to a close soon.

Speaking with SFX magazine, Jackman said that, if he does agree to do another stand-alone Wolverine movie to follow up last year's The Wolverine, he is "99.9 percent sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me."

Jackman said he is still "very ambitious for the character," revealing that he is working with The Wolverine writer/director James Mangold on developing a story for the third Wolverine film. "No one [storyline] has jumped out," he admitted, although he added, "Of course, we’re looking at Old Man Loganbecause that may be the only option left at this point!"

Surprisingly, Jackman has not officially signed on for the next Wolverine movie, saying, "I’m genuinely at that point where unless it’s better than the last one I’m not going to do it." He adds:

“I think it has to be better. I can still see where we can improve on the last one. I love the intimacy of that story, I liked the small stuff, I liked that it was a little unexpected. I don’t want to get into specifics, because it just upsets people, but there are certain parts of that story where I felt we were predictable. And I don’t think you need to do that with Wolverine.”

Of course, whether Jackman does commit to one more Wolverine installment or not, we will get to see him don the claws for a record seventh time (including that X-Men: First Class cameo) in X-Men: Days of Future Past when it opens on May 23. How long do you think Jackman should keep playing the role? Should he do one more Wolverine film, then hang it up?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)