Hugh Jackman Confirms 'Wolverine 3' Will Be The Last Time He Breaks Out His Claws

05/08/2015 10:52 am ET

Hugh Jackman has confirmed he'll retract his claws for good after he reprises his role as Wolverine in the still untitled third installment of the "X-Men" film series.

“This will be my last one," Jackman revealed during an appearance on the "Dr. Oz" show on Thursday.

He added, “It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”

The 46-year-old actor previously hinted that the movie would be the last time he played the "X-Men" character. Back in March, he posted a photo of Wolverine's claws with the caption "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ"

Jackman has portrayed Wolverine since the "X-Men" franchise began in 2000.

The third Wolverine movie is expected to hit theaters in 2017.

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