Hugh jack­man will leave lo­gan

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

LOS AN­GE­LES: “I know Aussies are not known for leav­ing the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it’s time to leave the party,” Hugh Jack­man quipped as he dis­cussed his last time play­ing X-Men su­per­hero Wolver­ine in this year’s gritty ac­tion hit Lo­gan. The Australian ac­tor made his breakthrough as the gruff, clawed mu­tant Wolver­ine in 2000’s X-Men film and has since played the char­ac­ter eight times on screen. But with this year’s Lo­gan, Jack­man said he and the film­mak­ers took the biggest risk for his fi­nal per­for­mance as the mu­tant hero. “This was not a given mon­ey­maker,” Jack­man said in an in­ter­view. “Peo­ple con­sid­ered this to be the biggest risk, the most fool­ish risk ever taken, and I think peo­ple as­sume you’re just do­ing a se­quel be­cause it’s a mon­ey­maker, but my ex­pe­ri­ence from be­ing within it is that it’s al­ways felt like a risk and I think that’s to be em­braced.” Lo­gan was the first time Jack­man, 49, played his char­ac­ter in an R-rated film, where he was al­lowed to em­brace the darker, more tor­mented side of Wolver­ine. In the film, an older, wea­rier Lo­gan strug­gles with al­co­holism as he res­cues a young mu­tant girl and un­will­ingly aids her in her jour­ney to get to safety, the two forg­ing an un­likely friend­ship de­spite both their ex­plo­sive tem­pers.

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