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Hugh Jackman, surprising no one, is officially in negotiations to join X-Men: Days of Future Past

Nov. 29, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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On Tuesday we learned that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would be joining the (sort of) new mutants of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, along with the mysterious information that there would be "more to come..."

Seems that "more" has already started to come, with Hugh Jackman in talks to reprise his role of Logan/Wolverine in the time-travelling mutant extravaganza.  And by "in talks," I more mean "it's just a scheduling thing so don't get too worried."  The extent of his potential role has not been released yet, as there would be plenty of room for him to have a much larger place in the story considering the nature of its dual timelines and the fact that Bryan Singer/Fox are building some serious connective tissue to the X-MEN films Singer previously directed.

The question is: is this is the last we'll see of returning X-Men, or do you think there are more yet to come? Fan vote thus far seems most in favor of Nightcrawler, something I would heartily support.  But are we going to perhaps see any of Jean Grey, considering her rumored presence in THE WOLVERINE? And is this going to set up an alternate timeline for future films, or do Fox's five X-MEN films all become part of one official continuity?

Whatever happens and however it manifests, whether fans like it or not, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST arrives in cinemas on June 18th, 2014.  Jackman, meanwhile, can be seen reprising his mutant alter ego much sooner as THE WOLVERINE is scheduled to slash its way into your wallet on June 26th, 2013.

The Wolverine gold and black still

Extra Tidbit: The real question is: will I get away with my Shakespeare sex joke?

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11:06PM on 11/29/2012
I want this man's muscles.
I want this man's muscles.
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8:51PM on 11/29/2012

Don't count on Nighcrawler

Or with a different actor, because Cummings and Singer didn't get along at all during X2, and Cummings clearly said he would NOT come back with Singer as a director...
Too bad, though !
Or with a different actor, because Cummings and Singer didn't get along at all during X2, and Cummings clearly said he would NOT come back with Singer as a director...
Too bad, though !
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3:00PM on 11/29/2012
Cool, have to give him credit for sticking with the franchise that really made him. Most actors would have ditched a major super hero/comic book role by now.
Cool, have to give him credit for sticking with the franchise that really made him. Most actors would have ditched a major super hero/comic book role by now.
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1:19PM on 11/29/2012

It was a given that Wolverine would be in any Days of Future Past movie, but I'm still happy to hear its official

As for bringing back other old characters, it'd be nice for them to bring back a few more in cameos, but if so they'll have to be very selective with who they bring back and how big of roles they give them or risk character overload like in X-Men 3. Storm and Colossus are two of the last remaining X-Men in the future, so if they're going to bring back anyone it'd make sense for it to be then. Then of course there's Shadwocat, who is my favorite female X-Men character, and I'd love to see her
As for bringing back other old characters, it'd be nice for them to bring back a few more in cameos, but if so they'll have to be very selective with who they bring back and how big of roles they give them or risk character overload like in X-Men 3. Storm and Colossus are two of the last remaining X-Men in the future, so if they're going to bring back anyone it'd make sense for it to be then. Then of course there's Shadwocat, who is my favorite female X-Men character, and I'd love to see her return, but since the continuity here is so different from the comics it'd almost just make sense to replace her with Rachel Summers (who ends up travelling back in time anyway a little later on) or even Bishop or Cable. Which I'd be fine with. Either way, I am really looking forward to seeing what the final cast for this looks like.
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12:51PM on 11/29/2012

Only thing I'm worried about...

...is that more emphasis will be placed on the older X-Men and the "newer" (younger) versions of the actors will be sidelined a bit. I love me some Fassbender! Also, it was kind of better just having the Wolverine cameo in the first one and leaving it at that. Having said that, it would be a great way for them to segue back into the original X-Men universe and continue those storylines, which is something one of the producers said they had plans to do a couple years back.
...is that more emphasis will be placed on the older X-Men and the "newer" (younger) versions of the actors will be sidelined a bit. I love me some Fassbender! Also, it was kind of better just having the Wolverine cameo in the first one and leaving it at that. Having said that, it would be a great way for them to segue back into the original X-Men universe and continue those storylines, which is something one of the producers said they had plans to do a couple years back.
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9:30AM on 11/29/2012
There will have to be an alternate Timeline to separate the two franchises because the continuity is almost non-existent. Eg. Emma frost is a kid and professor Xavier is an adult in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, but in X-MEN:FIRST CLASS which takes place years earlier, she's an adult and he's in his 20's. They got alot of explaining to do. Looking forward to the film. I just hope they make it epic like THE AVENGERS and put some money into the film and stop beig so cheap because the last fight in
There will have to be an alternate Timeline to separate the two franchises because the continuity is almost non-existent. Eg. Emma frost is a kid and professor Xavier is an adult in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, but in X-MEN:FIRST CLASS which takes place years earlier, she's an adult and he's in his 20's. They got alot of explaining to do. Looking forward to the film. I just hope they make it epic like THE AVENGERS and put some money into the film and stop beig so cheap because the last fight in THE LAST STAND looked like a TV show compared to THE AVENGERS final battle. It's funny because growing up, I remember the X-MEN being more popular then THE AVENGERS. Yet here we are in 2012 and we have yet to see what a true X-MEN film could be. This film looks like a step in the right direction. Hopefully we get their proper costumes, especially Wolverine. He's the only Super Hero in the cinematic world whose costume is a fucking tank top.. Ridiculous.
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10:09AM on 11/29/2012
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't exist in their "reality." I think they ignore it.
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't exist in their "reality." I think they ignore it.
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8:30AM on 11/29/2012
I wish I lived in an alternate time line where Russell Crowe played Wolverine, instead of the pointy-nosed clown we're stuck with.
I wish I lived in an alternate time line where Russell Crowe played Wolverine, instead of the pointy-nosed clown we're stuck with.
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