Published On: Tue, Jan 31st, 2017

Hugh Jackman talks ‘Logan’ and how Wolverine is dying

Both Hugh Jackman and the studio have confirmed that Logan will be the Australian’s last film as Wolverine, the popular X-Men mutant. In early footage, teasers and photos, Wolverine is covered in scars, appearing to be injured and no longer healing. Now Jackman attempts to explain the plot point which is leading to Logan’s lack of healing and, ultimately, mortality.

In an interview to Empire magazine, the actor revealed, “The adamantium will eventually kill him. The effect of metal poisoning, on what for Logan would be a massive level, would be depression, tiredness, massive joint pain. I loved the metaphor of his weapon being the thing that’s killing him, on every level.”

The adamantium added inside of Logan’s bones during 2016’s X-Men Apocalypse and portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is killing him: his powers are fading, his wounds are not healing – at least, not as fast.

Jackman points to personal experience to relate to the character’s struggles.

“I had high mercury levels from eating tins of tuna. My doctor said, ‘You’re meant to be five,’ whatever that number means, and I was at 37,” Jackman shared.

Logan is set to be rated-R, full of profanity and violence. Dafne Keen will be central to the story, both in purpose with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and in action, as Keen will become X-23.

The pair had a bizarre cursing moment on set with Keen calling the Wolverine actor the C-word off the camera.

“I just yelled, ‘SHUT THE F*** UP!’ and at the end of the 40 minutes of this, I said (to Dafne’s mother), ‘Maria, I’ve got an 11-year-old and I’m just really sorry.’ Maria said, ‘Aw don’t worry, she just called you a c*** in Spanish.”

Stephen Merchant is set to play Caliban with Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Logan arrives in theaters on March 3, 2017

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