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Hugh Jackman hints at final Wolverine appearance

Hugh Jackman has hinted he is retiring his role as superhero Wolverine by sharing a photo of himself wearing the character's signature claws for "one last time".

The Australian star took to Instagram to post a photo of his hands, with the right one holding the X-Men mutant's iconic sharp claws, along with the caption, "Wolverine... one last time."


Jackman has played Wolverine for the past 15 years, first taking on the role in 2000's X-Men. He has reprised the part in seven films, including two stand-alone sequels.


Last year (14), Jackman also hinted the upcoming Wolverine 3 movie will most likely be his last, saying, "If I did another (Wolverine film), I'm 99.9 per cent sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me."


Wolverine 3 is slated for a 2017 release, and it has yet to be confirmed whether Jackman, 46, will appear in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.