Hugh Jackman, "The Wolverine", holds the Guinness World Record for the "longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero"! Taking on the role of "Wolverine" in 2000's X-Men would lead to worldwide fame for the talented star for years to come! Here is a look at Hugh Jackman as "The Wolverine" through the years!
Hugh Jackman "The Wolverine"
Hugh Jackman's big-screen break and the role that would define him for years to come would come in 2000 when he took on the part of "James Howlett" aka "The Wolverine".
While the part was originally written for Russell Crowe, Crowe was the one to insist the part should go to Jackman. Jackman would originally receive resistance from his wife about taking on the part, but eventually, Jackman accepted the role and boy are we glad he did!
Hugh Jackman's role as "Wolverine" was so popular in the X-Men series that over the years "Wolverine" has had its own spin-offs with 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine. While the former was a disappointment for many fans, the latter made up for it giving "Wolverine" more complexity than just appearing shirtless all the time!
2017's third "Wolverine" film, Logan, may very well be Hugh Jackman's last performance as the world's longest-running Marvel superhero. A spectacular last appearance for the now 53-year-old actor, Hugh has stated he is done with the series, but admitted that if The Avengers wrote him into a future script he may very well come back!
Either way, Hugh Jackman has had an impressive run as "The Wolverine" and we wish him nothing but the best!