That's not funny, Jerry Seinfeld! Hugh Jackman reveals conversation with American comedian that convinced him to QUIT iconic Wolverine role

Fans were crushed when the Australian actor announced he was hanging up the razor-claws of his iconic Marvel superhero character Wolverine this year.

And Hugh Jackman has revealed his decision to quit the popular franchise was spurred on by advice from comedian and friend Jerry Seinfeld.

The buff star, 49, told Willem Dafoe during Variety’s Actors on Actors series that Jerry told him to 'leave the party before it gets too late.'?

That's not funny, Jerry Seinfeld! Hugh Jackman reveals conversation with American comedian that convinced him to QUIT iconic Wolverine role

That's not funny, Jerry Seinfeld! Hugh Jackman reveals conversation with American comedian that convinced him to QUIT iconic Wolverine role

Hanging up the claws!?Hugh debuted as the iconic Wolverine in 2000's X-Men film and continued with an impressive eight more back-to-back films over the past 17 years

Hanging up the claws!?Hugh debuted as the iconic Wolverine in 2000's X-Men film and continued with an impressive eight more back-to-back films over the past 17 years

Hugh debuted as the iconic Wolverine in 2000's X-Men film and continued with an impressive eight more back-to-back films over the past 17 years.?

The Greatest Showman star said he?convinced him to make Logan his last ever Wolverine movie after discussing Jerry's own departure from Seinfeld.

'I was asking him about the end of the series [Seinfeld]. I said, "How did you decide?"' Hugh began telling the tale.

'I was asking him about the end of the series [Seinfeld]':?The Greatest Showman star said Jerry convinced him to make Logan his last ever Wolverine movie after discussing Jerry's own departure from Seinfeld in the 90s after an 11-year stint on the sitcom

'I was asking him about the end of the series [Seinfeld]':?The Greatest Showman star said Jerry convinced him to make Logan his last ever Wolverine movie after discussing Jerry's own departure from Seinfeld in the 90s after an 11-year stint on the sitcom

Crushed fans:?Fans were sad when the Australian actor announced he was hanging up the razor-claws of his iconic Marvel superhero character Wolverine this year

Crushed fans:?Fans were sad when the Australian actor announced he was hanging up the razor-claws of his iconic Marvel superhero character Wolverine this year

'Long story, he kind of said, "Look, I’ve always believed ... you should never spend everything creatively because it’s almost herculean to start up again. You should always have something in the tank. Leave the party before it gets too late ... and then somehow it spurs you into the next thing".'

Jerry appeared in American sitcom Seinfeld for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998.

On the way home from the dinner, Hugh said his decision was already made to say goodbye to Wolverine.

Almost two decades later!?His wife Deborra-lee Furness originally attempted to discourage Hugh from taking on the role in the beginning, but was supportive once he landed the gig

Almost two decades later!?His wife Deborra-lee Furness originally attempted to discourage Hugh from taking on the role in the beginning, but was supportive once he landed the gig

'I said to Deb on my way home in a cab, "This is the last one. I just know this is the last one".'

His wife Deborra-lee Furness originally attempted to discourage Hugh from taking on the role in the beginning, but was supportive once he landed the gig.

Hugh and Deb have been married since 1996 and share two children together.

?'I said to Deb on my way home in a cab, "This is the last one"': ?Hugh and Deb have been married since 1996 and share two children together

?'I said to Deb on my way home in a cab, "This is the last one"': ?Hugh and Deb have been married since 1996 and share two children together

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