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It seems 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will indeed feature actors from the franchise's past as well as its future. Just a couple of days ago, it was announced that Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart would be joining the cast, playing of course the older Magneto and Professor X counterparts to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy in a storyline that allows for such playful chronology. But what of Wolverine? As he is a character that features so prominently in the 'Days of Future Past' comic, it wasn't so much a question of whether he would be added to the roster as much as question of who would play him. Would they recruit the current holder of the role, or perhaps cast a slightly younger performer? Well today it looks like we might just have our answer, Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to reprise the role for 'Days of Future Past.' Jackman is currently shooting his second solo Wolverine film, this time under director James Mangold.
File this under, "it was only a matter of time." As I said, with Wolverine being such a crucial part of this plot, we were eventually going to have to see something about his casting. It's also not surprising that they decided to go with Hugh Jackman again. I don't even think it's a question of maintaining a cohesiveness for audiences (i.e. not introducing them to a new Wolverine in one movie a year after Jackman's second solo effort). This probably has more to do with Bryan Singer's relationship with Jackman, and more specifically his relationship with Jackman as that character. The two previous X-Men films that Singer directed definitely featured Wolverine-heavy plot lines. It seems to be the character in which he's most interested, and getting Jackman back allows him to further that interest. I realize this deal is still in the negotiation stage, but with as much career traction as Jackman has gained playing this part, he'd be crazy not to make the deal.
What do you guys think? Are you happy that it seems Jackman will be returning as Wolverine? Would you have been okay with a different actor stepping in for 'Days of Future Past?'