Hugh Jackman hints that next ‘Wolverine’ film will be his last

'Wolverine... one last time,' the actor writes on Instagram

Hugh Jackman has hinted that the next solo Wolverine film will be his last appearance as the claw-sporting mutant.

Jackman is due to start shooting a sequel to 2013’s The Wolverine early next year for a planned 2017 release. Director James Mangold will once again be behind the camera.

In an Instagram post yesterday (March 29), Jackman shared a picture referencing Wolverine’s retractible claws with the caption: “WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ”

WOLVERINE …ONE LAST TIME. HJ

A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

Mangold then responded to Jackman’s post on Twitter, writing: “Can’t wait to make this, HJ! Been toiling quietly a while now!

Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men and has now notched up six appearances as the popular comic book character: four in X-Men films and two as the star of standalone Wolverine movies. He is expected to reprise his role in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which director Bryan Singer is due to start shooting in Toronto next month (April), but this has yet to be confirmed.