X-Men: Days of Future Past may have Wolverine pulling double duty.
Hugh Jackman has yet to avoid appearing in an X-Men film. Even in a few weeks, his character is set to have his own movie separate from the X-Men films, yet still connected. Here’s hoping it doesn’t repeat the same problems X-Men Origins: Wolverine had.
Wolverine is probably the most iconic member of the X-Men, even so much that some Marvel Comics fans won’t pick up an X-Men comic book if he’s not in it. Even Bryan Singer realizes this, as the next film in the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past, could have Wolverine interacting with characters from both the original and First Class timelines. Of course, given his aging tendencies, he could very well just not show the age difference and not be time traveling at all.
X-Men: Days of Future Past star Hugh Jackman says of his experiences working on the film:
“Every day I find myself feeling grateful, this unbelievable gratitude to play a part I love, to work with an unbelievable cast I started with. That always has a special place, that first film we did. We were all really close. And then after about six weeks of working with them, I was working with a whole new cast, some of the greatest actors around: McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nick Hoult. All of them. Add Peter Dinklage to that and Omar Sy, it’s been amazing.”
The fact that he’s worked with both sets of actors and actresses is an indication that Wolverine will most likely be starring alongside them all. While we know that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be using time travel as a major plot device, nothing is known of who exactly is going to be involved in the time travel. It could very well be Professor X and Magneto who go back in time, but with Wolverine being in both time periods, the speculation will likely not rest until we see the film.
It may be interesting to note that the comic book that X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on features Wolverine on the front cover, so he very well may be one of those traveling time. Something that may further the idea that Wolverine is time traveling without Professor X is that in the very first X-Men, Wolverine didn’t recognize him.
What do you think of Wolverine pulling double duty in X-Men: Days of Future Past?