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Hugh Jackman officially joins the cast of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:27 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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With all the rumors about casting for  X-Men: Days of Future Past, the one that we were most excited about was Hugh Jackman returning to the team as Wolverine.  Well today director Bryan Singer tweeted;

“I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come…”

Singer previously tweeted that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were poised to return as Professor X and Magneto, respectively.  The “more to come…” hints that other X-Men from the previous films might be on the way.  However, these returning mutants might only amount to cameos. According to THR, “Jackman and the others will appear mostly in scenes depicting an alternate dystopic future, so pay and time commitments are not substantial.”

The film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. X-Men: Days of Future Past starts filming next year.

For those unfamiliar with the comics, “Days of Future Past” refers to a 1980s arc written by Chris Claremont. In the comics, mutants had been nearly wiped out by giant robots called Sentinals (you caught a glimpse of them in the danger room in X-Men: The Last Stand) after a prominent politician was assassinated by evil mutants led by Mystique. In order to change the past, the mutant Kitty Pride mentally switched bodies with her younger self in order to help stop the assassination.

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