Hugh Jackman: X-Men will be 'action-packed'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2013
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has hinted at how "action-packed" 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' will be as former stars including Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart return to join newcomers in the exciting feature

Hugh Jackman has hinted 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' will be "action-packed".

The 44-year-old actor - who plays Wolverine in the mutant superhero franchise - admits he can't wait to return to his role alongside stars such as Sir Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Sir Patrick Stewart (Professor Charles Xavier) as well as newcomers to the cast, to form an exciting blockbuster.

He told the MailOnline: "You wouldn't have enough room on the page after you've listed all [the stars]. Every other actor who's ever put on a superhero uniform will be in it. There's an element of time travel and, naturally, it will be action-packed."

The story will switch between two moments of time throughout the film, with some of the scenes set in the same timeline as 'X-Men: First Class' and featuring younger Magneto and Xavier Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, while the rest will show the mutants trapped in future concentration camps.

Ian previously expressed how "wonderful" it is for himself and Patrick to reprise their original roles after the last film focused on their younger selves.

He said: "What a gas! We can't believe it. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy's parts, but - no, no - we're back.

"We'll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven't read the script, so I don't know how much we've got to do.

"But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan [Singer] to be doing it - with all the success he's had in the meantime - it's wonderful. Wonderful."

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past', directed by Bryan Singer, is scheduled for a July 18 2014 release.

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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