Bryan Singer confirms Hugh Jackman for X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Wolverine will definitely return

First it was rumoured, then it moved to the ‘in talks’ stage, and now it’s been confirmed by the director: Bryan Singer has tweeted that Hugh Jackman will definitely appear in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Looking to be a greatest hits of X-Men past and present, Days… already has Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on board, joining the cast members who revamped the franchise in First Class, namely Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.

While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, DOFP will deal with time travel, which is what will allow the older and younger incarnations of the characters to appear in the same film.

It’s not yet clear how big a role Jackman, McKellen and Stewart will play: as they’ve been announced so early, we’re expecting something much more substantial than a cameo. Hugh Jackman has already admitted that "there will be more claws in this one".

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is set to open in the UK on 18 July 2014, and it will mark the seventh time Jackman has played Wolverine, following X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine.

Are you glad to see the old gang back together? Drop your comments below…

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    • 2Dglasses

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:40

      coughwrongfilmintitlecough

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    • mattburgess

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:47

      Hugh Jackman always tells people there will be more claws/berserker rage/Wolverine in the next x-men title he's doing.

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    • MattMaytum

      Dec 19th 2012, 14:12

      @2Dglasses - coughamendedcough

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    • yuhony

      Dec 19th 2012, 16:04

      coughcoughcoughsplrutahhhhhhh..... . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2012, 19:21

      I wonder if all these returning X-men will just have five minute cameos or if they'll actually play a pivotal role in the movie.

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    • FBJRider

      Dec 19th 2012, 19:38

      I wonder if he'll be future Wolverine or 60's Wolverine. Either way I hope he hasn't got a big part.

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    • mattburgess

      Dec 19th 2012, 23:00

      Ooh! He's the only actor that can be both from the future AND the 60s! That would be awesome - I imagine they would get on well with each other, both retaining a 'f**k you' attitude that serves them well :-)

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    • WarrenWII

      Dec 20th 2012, 16:34

      fingers crossed for Ellen Page/Kitty announcement. January will probably give us a new name. lets see what happens...

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