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Hugh Jackman Confirmed For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

X-Men Days Of Future Past

Hugh Jackman has been confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past by director Bryan Singer, according to Cinema Blend.

Movie obsessives have been frantically tossing around rumors that Hugh Jackman would tackle the role of Wolverine once again for the upcoming X-Men sequel. At the time, nothing official had been confirmed by the studio, Jackman, or Bryan Singer.

However, the director recently took to Twitter to confirm that Wolverine will definitely make an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

“I would officially like to welcome [Hugh Jackman] to the cast of ['X-Men: Days of Future Past]. Very excited! More to come,” Singer tweeted.

According to Total Film, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellan have all signed to star in the upcoming superhero effort. However, specific plot details are currently a closely guarded secret.

The inclusion of Stewart and McKellan suggests the time travel device will somehow bring together the young and old versions of their respective characters. Since nothing has been confirmed, consider this nothing more than speculation on my part.

The Hollywood Reporter offers up the follow details regarding the film’s storyline:

“The story was partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robots called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men were forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.”

For those who simply cannot get enough Wolverine in their cinematic diets, Hugh Jackman is all set to play the character once again in director James Mangold’s The Wolverine. The film is currently scheduled to open in the US on July 26, 2013.

Are you excited that Hugh Jackman has been officially confirmed for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past?

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3 Responses to “Hugh Jackman Confirmed For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’”

  1. Anonymous

    The plot for this new X-Men movie keeps getting more confusing, but I am glad that it will at least provide a cameo of Wolverine. I have been trying to figure out how he will fit into the story with a coworker at DISH. We think it would be great if he was in the future storyline, though logically he would exist in every timeline. With everything that has happened in the X-Men movies to date, I am so glad I can refresh on details using Blockbuster@Home from DISH. Being able to get my movies delivered in the mail is a huge relief with my busy schedule. I also like that I have the option of exchanging them in the store if I can’t wait. Watching the movies again is necessary at this point; I am interested to see if they can tie up all of the plot holes with this time travel element.