Hugh Jackman in Talks to Reprise Role as Wolverine in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     November 28, 2012


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 hugh-jackman-the-wolverineJackman 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.


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  • JW.

    I don’t want to sound like a jerk here but this would seem pretty obvious. Wolverine, if I’m not mistaken, has been in every live action X-Men film. I would expect him to be a part of this like I’m expecting Gambit to be involved somehow. (okay that last part is just me crossing my fingers lol)

    • Marisa

      I’m starting to like Taylor Kitsch but can Gambit please be recast? Not sure with who and with his new but not solid screen presence if they could get rid of him but Gambit and Rogue were my favorites growing up and his take in Wolverine just didn’t quite do it for me

      • Doc

        Josh Holloway would be a perfect choice IMO. His Sawyer character on “Lost” basically WAS Gambit!

      • Thefoxxy

        Nah, Josh Holloway is too old playing Gambit in my opinion.
        Kitsch is good, he just need some polishing.

  • Person

    “[...]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.”

    So basically, this is shaping up to be the X-Men version of the Avengers? I’m sold.

  • Person

    “[...]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.”

    So basically, this is shaping up to be the X-Men version of the Avengers? I’m sold.

  • will

    Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, and Michael Fassbender battling giant mutant killing robots could actually happen? YES. SOME OF THIS.

  • Oprahnoodlemantra

    I hope the alternate future is the X-Men trilogy that ended with X3 which was fucking horrible. Then they can undo that timeline and start over.

  • Brett

    DOFP is shaping up to be really cool.

  • Bob

    With this story line, director, and huge ensemble cast this really sounds like it’s gonna be epic. Hope its great. Seeing the older versions and younger versions of Professor X and Magneto in the same film is gonna be so badass.

  • Tim

    The first X-Men film from Bryan Singer is my favorite, so I’m sure this is going to be amazing!

  • tato

    Ugh i hate Bryan Singer. I dont know whats the deal with all these x men movies but they cant just mend a story halfway, i think the best is to reboot the entire series and work on a plan like The Avengers did. The 5 movies (so far) collide in so much aspects and when Matthew Vaughn drop out of dofp i just lost my remaning faith on the project. But dont get me wrong ive read dofp and its amazing, we can just wait and see what happends.

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    I’m definitely not cool with this Bryan Singer guy directing this movie. His superhero movies lick ass crack. X-Men: First Class was on point because of Matthew Vaughn. Too bad he can’t stick around and do DOFP. Off no bullshit, I’m really not too confident in this movie right now.

    • The Mysterious Squelch

      Kill yourself. Then when you’ve done that, kill yourself again.


        Your mom should’ve swallowed you.

  • Fisher

    X-Men and X2 are two of the greatest superhero films ever made. I have nothing but enthusiasm for Bryan Singer being on board.

    Not sure where the hate is coming from.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why so many people hate the X-MEN trilogy and Wolverine , I thought they were good only wish they had used Rogue better .IMO

  • Robby

    Cant and wont have a bad word said against X2. Wonderful film and massively under rated.

    As for all the love for Mr. Vaughn, take note of his writing partner Jane Goldman. She’s the brains.

    • zzzz

      As we have seen time and time again it’s the person that interprets those words on paper and translates them onto the screen that’s the real brains – hence that’s where it can go horribly wrong as we have also seen so many times now. Sure the words can be electrifying but it counts for little if they’re not interpreted properly onto the screen.

  • Prometheous

    X2-United and First Class are the only X-Men films I genuinely care about, so this film could go either way for me. Hopefully Bryan Singer has learned more solid techniques for directing because his work with the first X-men was mundane and painful to watch. If not for the above-average cast I wouldn’t even acknowledge its existence. Story-wise, there is enormous potential here but the absence of Matthew Vaughn has me concerned. Since this film deals exclusively with alternating timelines I am hopeful that key characters will be re-cast, namely Storm. Halle Berry was a seriously misguided choice who consistently lacked those strong female traits which made Storm the powerful weather Goddess she was supposed to be. /rant.

  • Kitty

    God, save your anger against Bryan Singer. He directed the first two X-Men movies, the best of the franchise. It was *Brett Ratner* who directed the third X-Men, the one that left a lot to be desired.

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