Jackman, Stewart Talk Their “X-Men” Future

The upcoming “Logan” marks Hugh Jackman’s ninth and last time in the role of the clawed mutant Wolverine. Well aware of it being his final outing going into the production, Jackman tells Entertainment Tonight that he put his all into it as this is his last chance:

“There is not a frame of this film where I can’t say I didn’t put everything into it. I couldn’t have made this film if I didn’t make the decision within myself that this was the last one. I just didn’t compromise on anything. I was a pain to a lot of people, because I don’t get another shot at this. This is a character I love. I owe my career to this character.”

So is he completely shutting the door on the character? He tells The New York Times:

“When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes.’ And when I was shooting the movie, yes. As I sit here today, yes. God knows how I’ll feel in three years. But right now, absolutely.

There’s been a gnawing turmoil that I hadn’t really nailed it, fully, either story or performance or whatever. Every film I’ve ever done, I’ve had that gnawing doubt. But I have it way less in this one.”

He also says he’s at peace with the idea of someone else taking over the role, saying:

“The character will go on. Someone else will play it, for sure. (I’m fine with it), unless Daniel Day-Lewis plays him and wins the Oscar, then I might have a little problem.”

Meanwhile his longtime co-star Patrick Stewart isn’t so ready to say farewell to Professor X: “Hugh has raised the flag that says goodbye. I haven’t done that yet.”

“Logan” is currently slated to open in cinemas on March 2nd.