Hugh Jackman said he might be too old to continue as the portrayer of “The Wolverine” according a recent report by He talked about retiring when attending the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival recently. Jackman was at the Spain film festival with director Denis Villeneuve to promote his new movie “Prisoners”.

The 44-year-old “X-men” star said:

“Great parts always outgrow the actors that play them. If you forget that, it’s at your own peril,”

*Update: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Not Ready to Retire Just Yet

Also see: Hugh Jackman Says ‘Wolverine 3′ Will Be His Last Film as Titular Character


“The Wolverine” has grossed $117,318,000 in North America, and $194,700,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $312,018,000

He added:

“They are working on it [X-Men] now, and it would have to be very compelling for me to do it again. I’ve been doing it for 10 years.”

When asked about the idea of switching comic book characters or doing a crossover, he said:

“The great thing about comic books is that they threw Batman in with Wolverine or Spiderman. I have people ask me all the time, ‘Do you think Spider-Man can beat Wolverine?’ It’s part of the DNA.”


Wolverine nearly had a cameo in Sam Raimi’s first installment of Spider-Man.

We recently posted an article regarding a possible “Spider-Man” cameo that never happened,  Jackman did a recount of the possibility saying:

“Marvel wanted me to do a cameo in the first Spider-Man, but I couldn’t find my suit. I could have turned up before it was such a big deal. But I don’t have that kind of power to make it happen.”

Jackman was also set to receive the Donostia Award for the lifetime achievement at the at the Spain film.