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Hugh Jackman Will Break Out His Claws For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 28, 2012 11:00 PM
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So can we just go ahead and assume now that the first "X-Men" trilogy, next year's "The Wolverine" and 2014's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" are all going to tie into together? Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are already tipped to return, there's that rumored Jean Grey appearance in "The Wolverine" and now this is pretty much the icing on the speculation cake.

THR reports that Hugh Jackman won't be hanging up the adamantium claws for too long as he's in talks to return as Logan/Wolverine and reteam with Bryan Singer for 'Future Past.' Of course, Jackman already kept the continuity threads alive by popping up quickly in "X-Men: First Class," but one would assume with Magneto and Charles Xavier along for the ride, his role might be more prominent. Regardless, it's going to be a lot of narrative balls to juggle as in the comics the story jumps from a present day plot where the X-Men fight against Mystique who is now a baddie, and fronts the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants and a future storyline (where we presume Stewart and McKellen fill in) where mutants live in internment camps. The X-Men in the present will try and stop a disastrous event from happening in the future. And you thought "Looper" was complicated.

This is the kind of stuff that's either going to work really well or be a complete mess. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult to juggle as well, let's hope this doesn't become too overstuffed. 'Future Past' gets present on July 18, 2014.

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  • Tom | November 29, 2012 4:45 PMReply

    While the first two movies and First Class were pretty decent compared to the godawful 'Last Stand' and 'Origins: Wolverine', Hugh Jackman's been consistently good in all of them. So good news, no?

    But I've not read the comics. Can anyone tell me if the 'Days of Future Past' storyline is actually entertaining? Because based on what I'm reading this sounds like a steaming mess.

  • Fooze | November 28, 2012 11:37 PMReply

    Shocker that he's in this.

  • berk | November 28, 2012 11:21 PMReply

    It makes sense since in the original comics Wolverine had a larger role than Prof X or Magneto (who was in the Prof X role in the future and confined to a wheelchair). As long as they sign Rebecca Romijn as future-Mystique they will be all set. Any other character from the original X-Men movies can be written out as dead in the future just like their comic counterparts. Though now that "Boss" is cancelled, I would bet that Kelsey Grammer will be back as Beast since his younger self is played by Nicolas Hoult.

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