Hugh Jackman to Return as Wolverine in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The actor will join Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who are reprising their original roles in Bryan Singer’s upcoming superhero sequel.

Hugh Jackman in talks for X-Men: Days of Future Past as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman in talks for X-Men: Days of Future Past as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman is in talks to join Bryan Singer's upcoming superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. We reported that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto on Tuesday.

The film follows the storyline from Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men in 1981, which is set in an alternate future where mutants are sent to concentration camps and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed by the giant Sentinels. Back in the present day, the X-Men are tasked with stopping these events that brought their doom. The era in the comic's where known as the age of Apocalypse.

The character of Wolverine has made appearances in all of the films in the franchise and will have his second solo feature with The Wolverine on July 26th 2013.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

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  1. Waseem Abbas Burfat

    nice choose

    2 years agoby @wabburfatFlag

  2. Justice Kowaleski

    but with that said I Can NOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE. Fassbender and Mcavoy together with SIR PATRICK F*CKING STEWART AND MOTHA F*CKING GANDALF. thats movie gold waiting to happen the only way this could get better is if Morgan Freeman Made a random appearance as him self haha.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  3. Justice Kowaleski

    I just realized something, This is totaly Xmen United with time travel and instead of the xmen and brotherhood banning together to stop Stryker, the Xmen and the Brotherhood are banning together with their future selves to stop the sentinels... am i the only one who drew that connection? its like rehash of a sequel that was already made.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  4. Josh

    It makes the most sense to have him be the one who comes back in time, since he's the character who doesn't age, and he has been the throughline for this universe so far.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. Dragonfoxmem

    altering the timeline from later X-Men series would be possible. They did on new Star Trek (prequel/reboot mix), now it has new timeline.

    Wolverine maybe a key character from alternative Future to come back in the time to warn younger X-men. We would finally see more of Sentitals (sp?) since we only saw the hologram of it in the Danger Room in X3.

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  6. skywise

    @dan1 I agree, Astonishing would be a great decision. Unfortunatly you are probably right about Wolvie.

    Wolvie was once an interesting character. Never one of my favs but always interesting to the dynamic of the team. However, once they revealed all of the secrets of Wolvie's origins...the character lost a lot of appealto me.

    I prefered the never-ending self doubt and disalusion of the old Logan.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Remy72883

    the story sounds good and hopfully it will be amazing i cant wait

    2 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  8. Dan

    @skywise@narrator If we were to see another interpretation of Kitty, I'd want it to be the Astonishing one. Of course that'll never happen.

    I'm beginning to fear we'll have another Wolverine-centric story, he will hog the spotlight, since people have a raging boner for that character. Like Viagra induced.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Bane5000

    All i know is I myself am hoping to see a bit of Magneto Vs Magneto battle, imagine how awesome that scene would be :D

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  10. skywise

    @narrator It's really not a complicated story outside of the time traveling psyche of Kitty Pryde. It spans a whole two issues and while it is IMO one of Chris Claremont's best stories and arguably one of the greatest X men stories in general, there is a lot they COULD get right. I'm not holding my breath of course, but one can hope.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. skywise

    @narrator I know thats you are right. I expect as much but if they dont use Kitty...I hate to say that I wont enjoy the movie but I wll most definatly be disapointed.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. the Narrator

    I think we all know what's up here, @skywise and @dan1. Singer will likely take elements from the "DoFP" arc, and mold them to fit his available cast, given budget, and f*cked-up timeline. Expecting anything more than similarities to the comics (which is probably one of the main reasons they're featuring the arc - it's a kick ass title!) is hopeful thinking on our parts. Hate to be the one to say it, @skywise, but you'll likely be disappointed in this film from a fans perspective. I doubt this'll be any more of an adaption of DoFP than TDK was of The Long Halloween. Heck, I doubt Kitty will make an appearance at all, buddy. We'll see, though.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. Dan

    @skywise True. A recast, then.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. skywise

    @dan1 I think it would be awesome to get Ellen Page back but that would disintigrate any continuity between the movies.

    Maybe Brian Singer could just move forward as if Last Stand never took place because trying to explain a lot of that could be problematic and one thing I dont want in my X Men movie is a lot of heavy exposition.

    Having Ellen in the future segment could make sense but how would they explain her being in the First Class era?

    I doubt Ellen Page will do it though. are they going to explain the back story on Racheal Summers?

    Seems like there is a lot of room for disaster.

    crossing fingers.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus sorry...its hard for me to keep quiet when seeing anone interested in an X Men story.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. artkid04

    so excited about this, can't wait for The Wolverine

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  17. Dan

    @skywise Would you want Ellen Page back?

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. ChiRep_1

    In a parallel universe:

    *Marvel studios walk into a bar and see Mr. Jackman enjoying a drink: "Hey Hugh we need you to make an appeara-" Hugh: "Go f*ck yourself"

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  19. Dfella504

    thats wats up!!!!!!!! im fukn wit all of it...

    2 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  20. Pjwolsker

    So basically this movie is a sequel to first class AND the original Xmen movies.. im down with that sh*t

    2 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Only a yes was needed but hey, cool beans

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. skywise

    As a side not (if anyone cares) the 2nd volume of DoFP is the first official Uncanny X Men title. Issues 1- 141 are X Men (1st series).

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  23. skywise

    But as far as continuity goes...might as well let it go now. FOX has shat all over any character continuity between the comics and the characters that appear in certaim time periods. I am over it.

    As long as Kitty is the main protagonist, I will be satisfied.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  24. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus Storm is both a part of the future X Men and involved in the past story line. She is one of the X men who determine that they should send Kitty's psyche back in time to her younger self.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  25. The Real Goku

    @robertomata right??? It was horrible lol I was highly disappointed

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  26. Rodney Roover

    Most of the X-men are dead too...

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  27. Rodney Roover

    @bawnian-dexeus Pretty sure Storm becomes a bad guy in the Age of apocalypse but who know where they will take this.

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    So, are Strom and the rest dead or just teasing us day by day?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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