How Many Times Has Hugh Jackman Played Wolverine? Including Deadpool 3

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Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and probably one of the movie industry’s best and most versatile actors. Jackman has portrayed many characters in his admirable career, but the one character that had, without a doubt, marked his career was Wolverine from the X-Men franchise. When the movie Logan was released in 2017, many of us thought that was the last time we will see Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine.

But, we were wrong, because Deadpool 3 will be released in September 2024, and Jackman is returning once again in his role of the adamantium-clawed mutant as the special guest star. In this article, we’ll dig into how many times has Hugh Jackman played Wolverine, including Deadpool 3.

Hugh Jackman played Wolverine nine times, and the movie Deadpool 3 will be his tenth time in the role of Wolverine. Jackman first appeared as Wolverine in the year 2000 when the first X-Men movie was released, and more than two decades later, he is still portraying this popular Marvel character.

Even though Jackman is said to be retired from playing the role of Wolverine after the movie Logan back in 2017, he’s coming back as a guest star in the third installment of Deadpool. It’s fair to say that the fans are thrilled by that. So, on that note, let’s recall all the movies where Hugh Jackman played Wolverine.


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The movies where Hugh Jackman played Wolverine

As already mentioned, there are nine movies where we can see Logan, and Deadpool 3 will be the tenth time. The first X-Men movie was released back in 2000 and it was the first time Hugh extracted his adamantium claws. That movie is considered to be the one where Hugh had his breakthrough role and established himself as a perfect actor for the role of Wolverine.

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After that, we get to see him again in this role in X-Men 2 and the X-Men: Last Front as a part of Charles Xavier’s unit. The first three X-Men movies were considered a trilogy, but then this trilogy expanded. These three movies are then followed by the X-Men: Origins movie where we get to see a younger version of Logan, his relationship with his brother, and the procedure that made his adamantium skeleton. It was a movie that allowed us to connect even more with Logan and understand even more about why and how he became the way he is.

In 2011, the movie X: First Class was released and Wolverine actually has only a minor part in it, one scene in particular where he declines Charles Xavier’s and Erik’s invite to join them in their team. In 2013, in the movie The Wolverine, he is headed to Japan and was dragged into a confrontation with his friend from the past. At the end of the movie, he is approached by Professor X and Magneto that are in need of Logan’s help and this sets up the events for the next movie.


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In 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past was released and Logan was sent to the past in order to save the world and prevent the capture of Mystique which would eventually lead to her DNA being used in building Sentinels. Sentinel’s goal is to kill all the mutants and humans that help mutants. After this movie, X-Men: Apocalypse was released in 2016, but Wolverine had only a minor part in this one as he is seen escaping the compound where he was experimented on. We get to see that the young Jean Gray was actually the one who opened his cage so he managed to escape.

Eventually, in 2017 Logan hit the theatres and it follows an elderly Logan as he goes on one final adventure. Wolverine is now a shell of his former self, and he is living in hiding with another character named Caliban and Professor X during his final days. Logan helps a group of young mutants that are being hunted and he dies in the process. This was the ninth time Jackman starred as Wolverine, but apparently, not the last.

Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine for the 10th time in Deadpool 3

In the video posted on his official Twitter account, Reynolds officially announced that Deadpool 3 will be released on September 6, 2024, and Jackman joined him to announce the return of his adamantium-clawed character. This will be the tenth time that Jackman appears as Logan and this makes him the only actor who played a Marvel character effectively for more than two decades.

Although many questions about this movie are still out in the open, one thing is for certain, we can’t wait to see it, and the epic duo of Deadpool and Wolverine together.


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Hugh Jackman played Wolverine 9 times for now, and he will continue to do so for the tenth time in Deadpool 3 which is announced to be released in September 2024. This means that the movie Logan is not the last time we’ve seen Jackman in this role, as many thought. There were some questions about how is it possible that Wolverine returns as he obviously died in Logan. The answer to that question is simple, the events of Logan are set in 2029, and the events of Deadpool 3 will be before that.

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