Apparently Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) didn’t listen when Wolverine told them to, “Go fuck yourself,” because Hugh Jackman is reportedly in negotiations to reprise his role in the sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. A brief, but fan-favorite moment in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, the gruff response from Logan when asked to join the X-Men was spot-on for his character and delivered by the face of the franchise in Jackman. With the director of two of the original films, Bryan Singer, now directing the sequel, it’s even more likely that we’ll get to see another classic moment. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reported that Jackman was in talks to reprise his role for a cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He would join other X-Men stars, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, as we reported earlier. The First Class sequel not only occurs before the events of the original X-Men trilogy, its source material also includes two alternate timelines, which makes it feasible for the casts of both series to appear in the same film. In Chris Claremont’s Days of Future Past arc, an alternate future saw surviving mutants held in concentration camps while giant robot Sentinels patrolled the land; most of the X-Men had been killed. It fell upon heroes of a prior timeline to stop a key event from happening that would lead to the alternate future. How the two versions of Professor X and Magneto are going to be used in the film remains to be seen.
It’s also unclear at this time just how much screentime Jackman would see. With him wrapping on Wolverine (which focuses quite a bit on the hero’s struggle with immortality), he could do press for his upcoming film, Les Miserables, and still be in fighting shape by the time cameras start rolling on the sequel early next year. Whether he’ll have a ten-second cameo or a more integral role in the film, we’ll just have to wait and see.
So, for those of you who are keeping score, X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to star Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult…and Hugh Jackman. Crazy.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to open July 18, 2014.