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Hugh Jackman Teases 'Old Man Logan' Storyline For 'Wolverine 3'

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11:  Actor Hugh Jackman speaks onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actor Hugh Jackman speaks onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Although Hugh Jackman's final days as Wolverine are looming closer, we can still expect to see the character in the future... sort of.

During Saturday's 20th Century Fox panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman took the stage to say farewell to his iconic "X-Men" character. The Australian actor confirmed at the panel that "Wolverine 3" will be his last time playing the mutant superhero, as he's said many times before.

But shortly after, Jackman appeared to confirm rumors of an older version of his character in the film. "I've got three words for you guys: Old Man Logan," Jackman said, according to ComicBook.com.

Old Man Logan is a Marvel comic book written by Mark Millar, which takes place over fifty years in the future. In it, Wolverine -- aka Logan -- is older and living in peace with his family, but is called on a final mission by Hawkeye. So while "Wolverine 3" will be Jackman's last time flashing his claws, it seems likely we'll see an aged Logan at some point in the film.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11:  Actor Hugh Jackman (C) from 'Wolverine' speaks onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-C
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actor Hugh Jackman (C) from 'Wolverine' speaks onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

After dropping this piece of news, Jackman gave a farewell speech for the character, according to Cinema Blend. "Sixteen years since that day almost," Jackman told the audience, referencing his 1999 audition for Wolverine. "I got to tell you, playing the legend that is Wolverine is the greatest part that I've ever had in my life. I'm biased -- I think it's the greatest comic book character ever made." 

The actor has been quiet about whether or not Wolverine will appear in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse," telling The Huffington Post last month, "Who knows?" But "Apocalypse" director Bryan Singer recently let it slip that the character will likely show up in the new "X-Men" film, Indiewire reports.

During the panel, Jackman was also joined on stage by the "Apocalypse" cast, Channing Tatum and Ryan Reynolds for what became the most epic superhero selfie in history.

"Wolverine 3" opens March 3, 2017.

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