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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hugh Jackman in talks for X-Men: Days of Future Past

We all knew this was coming.

Hugh Jackman is apparently in talks to reprise his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Jackman had a very short cameo as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class. He has also appeared as Wolverine in X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not to mention he is close to wrapping the upcoming film The Wolverine which focuses on Wolverine's struggle with immortality. Needless to say... Hugh Jackman has pretty much made himself a staple in the X-Men cinematic universe.

If this does really happen he will join former co-stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen who were confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past earlier this week. If you are confused about how exactly this is possible seeing that this is technically the sequel to X-Men: First Class there is a logical explanation that Collider was nice enough to lay out:

"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."

So there you have it. Am I excited about potentially having Jackman back as Wolverine yet again? I guess. The good thing about this is that he is a great Wolverine. It's not like he is bad at the role so I guess this is something we just have to expect whenever a new X-Men movie comes out.

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