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.)