Hugh Jackman Confirmed to Return for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     December 19, 2012

hugh-jackman-x-men-first-class-sequel-slice

Last month, we reported that Hugh Jackman was in talks to reprise his role as Wolverine in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Singer, who recently joined Twitter, has been working the site like a pro by keeping fans in the loop for the highly-anticipated superhero film.  Last night, he tweeted “I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come…”  Singer previously tweeted that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were poised to return as Professor X and Magneto, respectively.  The “more to come…” hints that other X-Men from the previous films might be on the way.    However, these returning mutants might only amount to cameos.  According to THR, “For one, Jackman and the others will appear mostly in scenes depicting an alternate dystopic future, so pay and time commitments are not substantial.”

Hit the jump for more.  The film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas HoultX-Men: Days of Future Past starts filming next year.

For those unfamiliar with the comics, “Days of Future Past” refers to a 1980s arc written by Chris Claremont.  In the comics, mutants had been nearly wiped out by giant robots called Sentinals (you caught a glimpse of them in the danger room in X-Men: The Last Stand) after a prominent politician was assassinated by evil mutants led by Mystique.  In order to change the past, the mutant Kitty Pride mentally switched bodies with her younger self in order to help stop the assassination.

I doubt the new film will closely resemble the comics since we still don’t have a Kitty Pride (there’s been no mention of Ellen Page returning or recasting the role).  However, Days of Future Past will likely include a post-apocalyptic future that will interact with the mutants in the 1960s.

xmen-days-of-future-past

Around The Web

Latest News

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Coming to Comic-Con Says Bryan Singer

Expect the first footage and probably cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, and more.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Cast Members Reminisce about Their Favorite Bromance Memories

'Magic Mike XXL' opens July 1st.

CREED Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Owns the Ring as Rocky Comes out of Retirement

Sylvester Stallone's Rocky comes out of retirement to train Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed.

Joe Manganiello Reveals He Plays Pee-wee’s Best Friend in Netflix Movie

He also likens the story to 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'.

TERMINATOR GENISYS Review: Stop Coming Back

This convoluted reboot is a destiny we should have avoided.

Jason Hall to Make Directorial Debut on THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Hall earned an Oscar-nomination for his adaptation of 'American Sniper' and also adapted this non-fiction PTSD novel from David Finkel.

Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie 13 HOURS Gets Early 2016 Release Date

Additionally, Tom Hiddleston enters the Oscar race with his Hank Williams biopic.

Comic-Con 2015: Hall H Wristband Rules

Sleep is for the weak.

Jared Leto’s SUICIDE SQUAD Rat Is with This Famous Director

He now has a good home (and a new name) with a very famous director.

New to Blu-ray: WHILE WE’RE YOUNG, VANILLA SKY, GET HARD, and More

The Cameron Crowe-approved release of 'Vanilla Sky' includes plenty of new features, plus an alternate ending.

Page 1 of 4,02212345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>