EW breaks down how the character fits into the X-Men world

By Derek Lawrence
March 02, 2017 at 05:52 PM EST
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After 17 years, 9 movies, and who knows how many torn shirts, Hugh Jackman is hanging up his claws.

Logan, which hits theaters Friday, serves as the actor’s last go-around as Wolverine. Considering the complex and downright confusing timeline involved in the X-Men franchise, this week’s Entertainment Weekly: The Show spells out how Jackman’s iconic character fits in.

Deeming Jackman’s exit “as kind of a big deal,” EW’s Chancellor Agard explains how the character has served as the linchpin of the series, explaining, “Wolverine is literally our introduction to the X-Men world.”

Jackman’s fitting send-off to his longtime role also graces the cover of this week’s issue of EW.

Watch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now, on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Check it out at, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices.


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