Hugh Jackman In Talks For ‘X Men: Days Of Future Past’1.12.12 # Sequel # 2 Comments
Hugh Jackman has a big year in store with Oscar front-runner Les Miserables and his sixth appearance as Logan in The Wolverine. But is six times enough? Certainly not, the actor is currently in talks to reprise his most famous role for a seventh time in Fox’s X Men: Days Of Future Past. Those who caught First Class will have noticed Jackman’s cameo where he politely declined joining the team. How big his role is this time is not clear, but the timing of the announcement suggests it will be considerably larger.
Days Of Future Past is ostensibly the sequel to First Class, but with a storyline that weaves between the present and the future it promises to include many of the original cast as well, as evidenced by the earlier news that Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will also be returning as Magneto and Charles Xavier respectively.
The 1981 comic story dealt with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into her younger, present-day self, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.
The movie is set for release in July 2014 and will be directed by series veteran Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2, Superman Returns). Returning cast include Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.