Hugh Jackman Says ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Is Massive, Emotional

Hugh Jackman believes fans are really going to like what they see when Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters next year.

During his appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the man who brought Wolverine to life on the big screen discussed the upcoming superhero epic. According to the actor, the next installment of the franchise is going to be massive and emotional.

“I’m so lucky in this film. First of all, Bryan Singer is directing. He did X-Men 1 and 2. He’s the one who gave me the part. We’re on set with him, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore — you name it. We’re all there,” Hugh Jackman told MTV News.

He added, “It was like a reunion for about six weeks. We shot the future sequence. Because I’m the only actor who can play both time periods — because my character doesn’t age — I actually play with all the younger actors.”

X-Men Days of Future Past finds the stars of the original trilogy teaming up with those from Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender will return for the upcoming sequel.

Before that film hits theaters, fans of the X-Men series can catch Hugh Jackman as the immortal Logan in director James Mangold’s The Wolverine. The film is expected to bow in cinemas this Friday (July 26).

Although the theatrical version of the flick will carry a PG-13 rating, the filmmaker recently revealed that a much bloodier cut will be released on Blu-ray later this year.

“I’m very happy with the [theatrical] cut. The studio was very generous in terms of letting me finish the movie as I wanted. But I do think we will have a slightly more violent version. An unrated, a bloodier version,” Mangold recently explained to Digital Spy.

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