Hugh Jackman is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood today. The Australian actor has captured hearts all over the world, with his chiseled good looks and acting prowess. Best known for his role as the mutant Wolverine from the X-Men franchise, Hugh Jackman has a large following of devoted fans who anxiously await all of his new releases. In 2016, the handsome 47-year-old actor was seen in the comedy-drama, Eddie the Eagle and has uncredited cameos in Deadpool and X-men: Apocalypse. If you’re wondering about Hugh Jackman’s upcoming movies, you’ve come to the right place because we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Hugh Jackman’s movies releasing in 2017 like Logan, The Greatest Showman on Earth and Larrikins.
#1 Logan (2017)
Set in 2024, the third installment in the Wolverine movie series, Logan is the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013). Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as the popular Marvel comics character, Wolverine. Sadly for fans, it will be his final outing as the much-loved fictional character in the X-Men franchise. Jackman first portrayed Wolverine in X-Men (2000) and has appeared in all the subsequent films ever since.
The character of Wolverine is based on the comic book series Old Man Logan by Mark Millar, and will return to big screens in March 2017. Logan is directed by James Mangold and will show Wolverine as older and more disturbed. It also stars Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Patrick Stewart. Actress and gymnast, Sienna Novikov will play the role of Laura, who shares Wolverine’s superhuman strength and retractable claws. Boyd Holbrook of Narcos will play a villain named Donald Pierce, while 76-year-old Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Charles Xavier aka Professor X. We sure can’t wait to see Hugh Jackman grace the silver screen as Wolverine one last time!
Release Date: March 3, 2017
#2 The Greatest Showman on Earth (2017)
The Greatest Showman on Earth is based on the 1952 drama, The Greatest Show on Earth, which traced the well-known traveling show. The iconic movie had starred old Hollywood stars like Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, James Stewart, and the famous clown, Emmett Kelly aka “Weary Willie.” The Greatest Showman on Earth will be a biographical musical about the celebrated American showman, P.T. Barnum, who founded the traveling circuses, The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. While Hugh Jackman will play the role of P.T. Barnum, the film also stars Swedish actress, Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and singer-dancer, Zendaya. The Greatest Showman on Earth is scheduled to release around Christmas next year.
Release Date: December 25, 2017
#3 Larrikins (2018)
Hugh Jackman fans are in for a treat with Larrikins. It is an animated musical comedy set to release in early 2018. Directed by Tim Minchin and Chris Miller of Shrek and Puss in Boots, Larrikins is the tale of an uptight bilby. What’s a bilby, you ask? Native to Australia, bilbies are marsupial animals who live in the desert. Larrikins tells the story of a bilby who leaves his family burrow for the first time in his sheltered life, and ventures on a musical journey across the Australian outback. The animated movie also stars other Australian actors like Margot Robbie, Naomi Watts, and Rose Byrne.
Release Date: February 16, 2018