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Hugh Jackman Set For X-Men Return
In talks for Days Of Future Past

29 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Hugh Jackman

The latest X-Men adventure, Days Of Future Past, is shaping up to be somewhat of a school reunion - provided the institution in question is Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Hot on the heels of word that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be back for the new movie comes the news that Hugh Jackman is also in talks to bring Wolverine back to hang out with the gang once more.

Of course, unlike Stewart and McKellen, Jackman has never really left the X-universe, since he had X-Men Origins: Wolverine, popped up for a memorably sweary cameo in First Class and has The Wolverine headed our way next year. With the other two returning, a Jackman presence seems that much more appropriate.

We’re guessing he’ll have more to do in the new movie than First Class, with Bryan Singer directing from a Simon Kinberg script. It’ll be based on the titular run of the Marvel created by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin that is partially set in an alternate future where mutants are hunted and killed, with the survivors rounded out by Sentinels and kept in concentration camp. Our heroes must stop a key event in order to keep the future from coming true.

Of course, no one yet knows how much of the storyline will be translated to the big screen, but with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence all back as the younger versions of Xavier, Magneto, Mystique and Beast, we can expect some time-warping to have them meet the X-Men of our near-future. In the comic-book storyline, incidentally, Wolverine plays a role in the future-set sections where he leads a desperate attack on Sentinel headquarters; possibly here they could have him in those future-set bits but not the First Class-era sections, since he's not established as a member of that team.

Now we have to wonder who will be next. Could Halle Berry Crop up as Storm? Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler? Anna Paquin’s Rogue?

While Days Of Future Past isn’t set to arrive until July 18, 2014, you won’t have to wait that long for your next hit of mutant madness: The Wolverine will be with us on July 25 next year.


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Your Comments

RE: Why in the world are they undoing all the good done in First Class???
L: potemkin1925 It was great when they put this guy into First Class in the best cameo ever, and now they are bringing back Stewart!! ixed. More

Posted by jcthefirst at 13:13 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Hugh Jackman Set For X-Men Return
He is a very good looking guy also i impress by him. Thanks e Hand Wash Sinks More

Posted by tomhenrry at 05:39 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

None of the rest bother me, but please let's not be subjected to that pissy, wimpy Rogue again. What a fucking waste of an amazing character. More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 14:20 on 30 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Why in the world are they undoing all the good done in First Class???
L: potemkin1925 Is Singer aware that McAvoy/Stewart and Fassbender/McKellan look nothing like each other? hit casting directors, going for the best actors for the role rather than lookalikes / clones. Hollywood's so shallow these days. for guy who is meant to be immortal or something, Wolverine has aged quite a bit. Yeah, Jackman really should have gone Method and taken the immortal route in his role preparation. More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 08:33 on 30 November 2012 | Report This Post

huh...
I seriously can't understand what people are moaning about...gobsmacked. More

Posted by ronniem at 08:10 on 30 November 2012 | Report This Post

Why in the world are they undoing all the good done in First Class???
It was bad enough they shoehorned this guy into First Class in the worst cameo ever, but now they are bringing back Stewart!! Is Singer aware that McAvoy/Stewart and Fassbender/McKellan look nothing like each other? And for guy who is meant to be immortal or something, Wolverine has aged quite a bit. Are Fox letting go of Fantastic Four? I hope so. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 23:34 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

getting tired of jackman
Hugh J is a good actor and seems like a really nice guy - but we have seem him too much and the character has become quite soft and personable. I think this character needs rebooted! More

Posted by eamonn_finn at 12:35 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

Continuity
I hope they explain the f*cked up continuity. It'll mean I can watch First-Class again and enjoy it instead of involuntarily picking at the holes.. More

Posted by cunningmunki at 12:34 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Kitchen Sink Anyone???
L: kittybinks Bryan, love your work, mostly! but you dropped the ball on X2 and shoved Kryptonite up Superman's ass! I hope this is not a case of too many cooks or this will be another franchise killed stone dead. Dropped the ball on X2!? are you mad? X2 was awesome and is still hailed as one of the best comic book movies. More

Posted by Chis at 10:05 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

Kitchen Sink Anyone???
Bryan, love your work, mostly! but you dropped the ball on X2 and shoved Kryptonite up Superman's ass! I hope this is not a case of too many cooks or this will be another franchise killed stone dead. More

Posted by kittybinks at 09:16 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

worried now
when I heard the news of Patrick and Ian yesterday I was happy but Hugh means one more classic member to steal the lime light from the great work they did establishing McAvoy & Fassbender and co. - As long as they handle the 'Time Travel' well it will be good - I'm hoping for a 'physic' talk between McAvoy and Patrick with a warning of things to come inwhich the rest of future x-men appear and no more. Please Fox try to make a good film More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 08:28 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

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