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The Best X-Men News Since Yesterday: Hugh Jackman in Talks for Days of Future Past

Good News Everyone!

Yesterday brought us the official news that the older versions of everybody’s favorite mutant parenting couple odd couple were up for Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class. That is, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have both signed to the production. Today brings us news that another X-Men standby won’t just walk away with the movie’s only F-bomb and the summer’s best cameo in one sitting. This time he might be around a bit longer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter’s sources, Hugh Jackman, who was tired of maintaining his Wolverine physique during the long delay in getting The Wolverine to production almost exactly a year ago, is going to be on that chicken breast diet for a while yet:

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…

It’s already cool that director Bryan Singer seems to be getting his old band back together to meet their younger counterparts. But the idea of a grumpy, time-travelling Wolverine delights me to no end. I bet he gets airsick in time machines, too. If negotiations are already under way (the movie isn’t set to premiere until 2014), this is unlikely to be just a cameo performance.

Maybe the movie’s production can provide Mr. Jackman some chicken breasts gratis for his participation.

(via The Hollywood Reporter.)

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