And now Hugh Jackman is back in the next X-Men

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11.29.12 35 Comments

Bryan Singer made two X-Men movies, then Brett Ratner made a third, but it sucked, so Matthew Vaughn made a prequel to the first two with a new cast, and it was pretty good again. Now Bryan Singer is back making the sequel to that prequel, which will star prequel stars James McAvoy, Michael F. Assbender, and Jennifer Lawrence, along with original stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen (confirmed a few days ago). Now, the Hollywood Reporter says Hugh Jackman is in talks to come back to play Wolverine in X-Men: Let’s Just Forget That Whole Brett Ratner Thing.

Sources confirm that Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to reprise his Wolverine role in the movie, which is ostensibly a sequel to X-Men: First Class but will prominently feature actors from the first X-Men trilogy (the first two of which Singer directed).

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. [THR]

I don’t know how the time travel storyline from Days of Future Past plays out in the comics (though I’m sure you nerds will tell me, won’t you – HELP, MY NECKBEARD IS BECOMING THICK AND DANDRUFFY!), but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I could watch an entire movie of Magneto flying around the Earth killing geriatric Nazis.

“X-MEN! You must prevent a key event and save the future from becoming a dystopian hellhole! (*whispering*) Psst. And here’s an extra thou if you can go back in time and keep Adam Levine’s parents from meeting.”

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