Hugh Jackman confirmed for X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Director Brian Singer has officially announced that Hugh Jackman will reprise his iconic Wolverine role in 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

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Hugh Jackman has been confirmed for 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.

The 44-year-old actor will definitely reprise his role as clawed superhero Wolverine in the sequel to 2011's 'X-Men: First Class', joining an all-star cast including Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.

Director Brian Singer announced the news via Twitter, posting: "I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come..."

This will mark the seventh time Hugh - who unveiled his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Thursday (13.12.12) - has played Marvel comic book character Wolverine on the big screen.

He recently roused speculation he would be appearing in the film by hinting he was negotiating a bigger role which would give his muscular alter ego a more exciting storyline.

Hugh said: "I did a three-hour, three-word cameo in the last one. It literally took me three hours. I have been talking to Bryan Singer about doing something in this. There will be more claws in this."

The Australian-born hunk will next be seen in spin-off 'The Wolverine', which he believes will be the "best" film of the franchise to date as the titular character delves deeper into his identity.

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' is set for release on July 18, 2014.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
  • UK release: 22 May 2014

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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