X-Men: Days of Future Past has been progressing very nicely this week. Fans of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class have a lot to look forward to with the coming sequel, with director Bryan Singer announcing earlier in the week that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be reprising their roles from the original films, alongside James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.
With Stewart and McKellen returning, THR are now reporting that Hugh Jackman is in talks to reprise his role as Logan / Wolverine for the 2014 blockbuster, too.
Jackman had a small but brilliant cameo in First Class – which recently made Adam’s 10 Exemplary Cinematic Cameos list – and we can’t wait to see how Days of Future Past will unfold if Jackman does indeed come on board.
The official synopsis remains under wraps, but in reference to the source material:
“Days of Future Past is a classic storyline that unfolded in two issues of Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men in 1981, from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin. The story was partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robots called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men were forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.”
Singer is set to direct from a script penned by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, and Simon Kinberg, and his cast is now coming along very nicely.
Jackman has recently finished up filming The Wolverine for director James Mangold, which will be hitting theatres at the end of July 2013, and with Days of Future Past set for the following summer, we’ve got plenty to look forward to from the X-Men universe in the next two years.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to hit the big screen on 18th July, 2014, and is certainly shaping up to be an awesome follow-up to Vaughn’s 2011 reboot. More as we get it.