According to several news sources, Hugh Jackman has decided not to continue to play Wolverine in films after the upcoming The Wolverine sequel:

What were the exact reasons he stopped? Was it his choice, or the choice of the movie producers? I doubt they are never making Wolverine movies again, so why did he stop playing future parts as Wolverine?

  • Um... He hasn't stopped? He still has an upcoming film.
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 0:10
  • That's his last one. He won't be revisiting the part again after that movie. Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 0:11
  • I added a few sources to the question. There are many more. If you Google it, there are a great deal of links speaking about it. The one thing I haven't found is an actual answer as to why. Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 0:16
  • That's fine, it's just good to explain your question more fully. Sorry I didn't express that...
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 0:17
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    He wouldn't be the first to be called "back for one more" where the money was right. Plenty of time to have a change of heart, no matter how determined he sounds now.
    – wbogacz
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 1:13

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He thought it was time. He said on Dr. Oz:

“This will be my last one. […] It is my last time. It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years [note: the Wolverine sequel is scheduled for 2017]. 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.”

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    Wait a second... are you saying that the OP answered his own question... or would have if he'd actually read the articles he posted?
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 0:34

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