Logan: The End of an Era

 

Since 2000, Hugh Jackman has graced the silver screen with his most iconic character: Wolverine. The character, which began as a secondary breakout character in Marvel Comics’ original publications, gained so much popularity that he overshadowed the leaders of the X-men team, Cyclops and Professor X, and became the unofficial face of the series.

While characters like Deadpool, whose solo film is widely considered to be the best of the X-Men cinematic universe thus far, represent a shift in the tone of the films, as well as a complete departure from the Jackman-era, those of us who were young children watching and enjoying the original series will never forget how profound Jackman’s picture-perfect portrayal was.

On March 3rd, Jackman released what is now confirmed to be his last part in the billion-dollar franchise.

Early reviews from critics have all but confirmed what fans have been hoping for nearly two decades: this is the solo Wolverine movie we’ve all been waiting for. While Jackman’s previous solo projects as Logan, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and “The Wolverine,” were disappointments to fans and critics alike, “Logan” promises to be the perfect end to Jackman’s career defining role.

Jackman has said that while “Logan” is currently the last project within the X-Men universe that he will be involved with, citing his age and a natural career progression as concerns, Jackman has expressed his desire to reprise the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should the opportunity ever arise, so hopefully this won’t be the very last of everyone’s favorite adamantium-skeletoned X-Man.

 

 

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