Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to reprise his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, according to THR. Considering Wolverine’s importance to the Days of Future Past storyline, hopefully he’ll be signed on for more than just a cameo like his one line of dialogue in X-Men: First Class (pictured above).
Hugh Jackman isn’t the only one from the original trilogy to return. Earlier this week, Bryan Singer tweeted that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart would also be returning to the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past as the older versions of Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult are already set to return as well.
The Days of Future Past storyline took place in two issues of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men published in 1981. The story, written by Chris Claremont, takes place in present day and in an alternate future timeline. The mutants in the present try to avert an event that precipitates an alternate future in which
there are no Twinkies most mutants have been killed and the remaining ones are held in concentration camps while giant robots (Sentinels) patrol the U.S.
Matthew Vaughn hints “it’s X-Men meets The Terminator. You’ve got robots, you’ve got time travel, you’ve got superheroes – it’s got everything in one film.” [First Showing]
Well, at least that’s better than X-Men meets Real Steel. If Wolverine were teaching Sentinels to fight so he could reconnect with his estranged son, I would have to get stabby.
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