Hugh Jackman To Reprise Wolverine Role For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ [Report]

Actor Hugh Jackman is reportedly in talks to reprise his Wolverine role in the upcoming prequel-sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Earlier this week, director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart were all lined up to star in the new X-Men film and now the Internet is abuzz with news that Jackman, who just finished wrapping up filming on The Wolverine (sequal to X-Men Orgins: Wolverine), could be joining them in the ranks.

The Hollywood Reporter details the forthcoming X-Men flick’s plot:

“Days of Future Past is a classic storyline that unfolded in two issues of Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men in 1981, from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin.

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.”

The Wolverine will be in theaters July 26, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released July 18, 2014.

In addition to his upcoming roles as the hot-tempered, claw-donning superhero, Jackman can also been seen in the musical adaptation of Les Misérables that set to hit screens across the United States on Christmas Day.

Readers let us know: Are you looking forward to seeing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past?