Logan, which could still be one of the most important superhero movies ever, officially ended Hugh Jackman's run as Wolverine. In May of 2015, Jackman explained, simply, that he'd "just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it." At the time, he hadn't spoken on when he came around to that notion, especially on such a random number as 17, but Variety recently posted a conversation between Willem Defoe and Jackman where he let the world know the source of his decision: Jerry Seinfeld.
According to Jackman, he'd been out with Seinfeld at dinner (word is they've been friends for years), and the conversation veered towards Jackman asking Seinfeld how he decided it was time to end Seinfeld, the ultra-famous sitcom that ran for nine seasons. Seinfeld simply said he "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.'"
It's smart, and is how most people should do it. Why wouldn't you want to leave the people wanting more instead of continuing to put out mediocre work past your prime? This inspired Jackman so much that he apparently left whatever function he was at with Seinfeld, went home, and started to look at Logan not as a superhero, but as a human "who's lived a life of violence."
So, when you think back on the best films of 2017, and remember that Logan's at the top, you have Seinfeld to thank.