After not doing so well at a game of the 'Whisper Challenge' on 'The Tonight Show,' the late-night host rewarded the 'Logan' star for his years of dieting to play the famed 'X-Men' character.
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Hugh Jackman received the ultimate congratulations gift from Jimmy Fallon for closing his role as Wolverine — all he needs is a fork and stretchy pants.

Jackman appeared on the Tonight Show Friday night to discuss his upcoming and final role as the fiercest X-Men, Logan, who he began playing 17 years ago in Bryan Singer’s first adaptation of the long-running comic book franchise.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tonight Show visit without a few games and surprises. Jackman took on the “Whisper Challenge” first, which required him to wear headphones and read Fallon’s lips as the host said “buttermilk biscuits.” “Let’s get a hamburger” was the closest the actor got to his word.

As a final fun moment of the night, Fallon praised Jackman’s dedication of eating steamed chicken breast to prepare for his many on-screen appearances as the superhero, but decided “it’s time for Wolverine to break his fast.” Famed Italian chef Mario Batali stepped out with a heaping bowl of pasta, and even a little vino, for the actor to enjoy.

Fans can see Jackman’s final portrayal of the adamantium beast in Logan, opening Friday, March 3.

Watch the full clip below.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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