ET caught up with the 46-year-old actor at a New York screening of his documentary, Dukale's Dream, Thursday, where he talked about why it's finally time to hang up the claws.
"It was a gut feeling," said Jackman. "I don't know how many more egg white omelettes I can eat."
Yeah... come to think of it, eating those everyday would probably make us want to give up our mutant powers too.
While Jackman is rumored to appear in next year's X-Men: Apocalypse, right now Jackman and his wife's focus is on fair trade coffee, and a man named Dukale -- the reason for Jackman's documentary film.
"This man we met, Dukale," said Jackman. "I worked with him in the fields for half a day and he works like that 12 hours a day, 7 days a week."
"From where we stand they have so little. He was thrilled he had his cow and had the beginning of a business and was providing for his family. And it was a huge success story for his village. He broke out of that cycle of poverty," he continued. "You could see the pride in that fact that he changed his family's life forever."
Dukale's Dream is in select theaters now.