While this has been mentioned before, nothing has actually been made official, until now. We have reported on how Hugh Jackman was looking likely to appear in Bryan Singer’s sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past as Wolverine, and now director Singer has made it official.
Taking to his Twitter feed, Singer Tweeted: “I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come…”
While this was pretty much expected, it is nice to now have it made official, and with both Ina McKellen and Patrick Stewart returning, we now play the waiting game to see which other previous X-Men actors will be joining the cast. Already there are rumours of seeing Famke Janssen appear in The Wolverine, and there are hopes she might reprise her role as Jean Grey here too. Halle Berry, James Marsden and Rebecca Romijn have apparently all expressed an interest to return now that Singer is onboard too, so we might have a few more surprise announcements for you as time goes on.
Fox are expecting, as planned, to go into production on X-Men: Days of Future Past early in 2013, and are sticking to their scheduled release date of July 18th 2014. X-Men: Days of Future Past is being written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and will see the newly formed titular team working to prevent an alternate future where mutants are hunted by giant machines called The Sentinels.
It follows the 1980s’ comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.
So far the cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past, is looking something like this: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman.
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