Hugh Jackman became a major superstar because of one role, Wolverine. The actor has played the superhero in eight movies, all the while professing his undeniable love for the character. But unlike wolverine, Jackman has hit the age where bruises heal in a few weeks rather than days, and the extensive stunts have taken a toll on his body. The actor, though still very fit, announced that next year’s Wolverine movie will be the last time he would put on those famed claws.
Through all of Jackman’s X-Men journey has been the director/producer Bryan Singer. Mr. Singer was the man who introduced an unknown actor to a big audience and watched him become a pop culture idol. Singer himself has often praised Jackman for the slighter than average performance for all his Wolverine movies and it seems like the actor has not forgotten the huge support.
Jackman presented Singer with a special, one of a kind gift to thank him for all the director had done for him. The director posted on his Instagram a commissioned comic book cover from the legendary Marvel comic artist, Joe Quesada which is very reminiscent of the 80’s X-Men comic books. The cover features the actor as Wolverine behind Bryan Singer as Professor X. The ink draft is signed by Jackman, with the message:
“It all started with you BUB! 1999-2016! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love, Hugh Jackman”
The very personal gift seems to show the deep friendship shared between the two men. Singer, a well-known comic book lover seemed quite satisfied with his gift. He wrote a sweet thank you note to Hugh Jackman in the caption:
“Thank you so much @thehughjackman for commissioning the brilliant comic artist #joequesada to make these fantastic and very personal covers for me. I will cherish them and our long friendship and collaboration always!”