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19 December 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Bryan Singer's Twitter feed

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It had been strongly hinted at in late November, but now it's been officially confirmed by Bryan Singer himself: Wolverine (as played by Hugh Jackman) will appear in the sequel to X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Tweeting the good news to the internet at large, Singer said "I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come..."

What that "more to come" is remains to be seen, but this news alone will be enough to warm the hearts of hundreds of thousands of X-Men fans who were worried that the adaptation of the iconic run of the Marvel comics, Days Of Future Past, wouldn't include one of the most important characters involved. The question now is how big his role will be...

In case you didn't know already, the comic run in question was written by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin - a storyline partially set in an alternate future where mutants are hunted and killed, with the survivors rounded out by Sentinels (as seen in X-Men: The Last Stand) and kept in a concentration camp. Our younger heroes must stop a key event in order to keep the future from coming true.

With a dual-strand plot so complicated, it's going to be a huge task for director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Jumper, X-Men: FIrst Class, X-Men: The Last Stand, Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX) to wangle the younger cast (Fassbender, Lawrence, McAvoy et al.) and their plot threads with those of the older guard (McKellen, Stewart, Jackman).

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

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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Definitely Famke Janssen as Phoenix
This is a chance for Bryan Singer to undo Bret Ratner's crass treatment of Jean Grey, the Phoenix, in "Last Stand." I'd like to see Famke Janssen return. I've heard rumors. Singer had the right take on her: immense power, fire in her eyes. Ratner's Phoenix, with those black eyes and burning veins beneath her skin, looked like something Sam and Dean Winchester of Supernatural would hunt. If anything needs to be retconned, "Stand" certainly qualifies. More

Posted by coyoteone at 15:13 on 21 December 2012 | Report This Post

Nightcrawler!!!! Bamf! More

Posted by zeech1941 at 17:04 on 19 December 2012 | Report This Post

Hopefully Cyclops..
Maybe they could somehow undo Scott Summers pointless exit in X3? Can't say I give a damn about Halle Berry coming back. (Didn't like her casting. Would have much rather have had Angela Bassett in that role..) Also they really need to confirm Patrick Stewart's involvement officially, as recent interviews with him have had him saying that he hasn't signed on yet. Would have liked to see older Beast again, if they could get Kelsey Grammer. And I'd definitely like to see Kitty Pryde back in the More

Posted by steverogers5 at 11:24 on 19 December 2012 | Report This Post

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