"All good things must come to an end". I consider it the most famous saying that comes to mind when we witness the end of a great trilogy. It's one of the most common and scarce realities that we often face in entertainment. With most movies that have sequels, we become embedded into the culture and story line of the movie. During the timeline of the plot, we some how hope that the character, or fantasy world never ends. Timeless classics like: The Matrix, Harry Potter, Batman (with Christian Bale), Beverly Hills Cop, and Lethal Weapon, has graced the movie screen with poise.
Every great movie needs an awesome character and great story line to be successful at the Box Office. Hugh Jackman's "Wolverine" has been able to be successful inside an intriguing Marvel universe filled with powerful characters. Jackman made his official debut in Bryan Singer's X-Men released in the Summer of 2000. This help to set the foundation for what would go on to be an extended stay for Wolverine, appearing in every X-Men movie to date. The six-clawed beast became one of the favorite reoccuring characters throughout the original X-Men trilogy and later landed him with his own spin off story line.
X-Men Origins "Wolverine", received it's stand alone debut on April 9th, 2009. Following a successful run from the main story, Wolverine finally had his moment to reveal his backstory. The film sky rocketed at the box office, making it only logical to go on to make another- a sequel that later would turn out to be a trilogy. To this point, Hugh Jackman has played the perfect Wolverine that we're accustom to seeing through his sarcastic remarks, rude gestures, and overall jerk personality. On top of the mental aspect, his physical appearance aligns directly with the comic.
Jackman without a doubt will leave a unforgettable print in the Marvel universe for ages to come. His 17 year career as Wolverine has been nothing short of excellence. Being Wolverine in nine movies, surely has been one of the longest recurring roles in movie history. With him out of the picture, it leaves so many unanswered questions for the beloved fans of the X-Men franchise as a whole.
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Wolverine 3 is set to hit the big screen March 3, 2017.