Hugh Jackman in talks over X-Men: Apocalypse

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has revealed he's held talks over starring in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

Hugh Jackman has held talks over starring in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

The 46-year-old star has played the role of Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise, and although he's not confirmed he'll be appearing in the eagerly awaited new film, he's revealed discussions have been staged between both parties.

He told The Happy Sad Podcast: "There's still a lot unknown about that, actually."

Hugh also revealed that plans to make another Wolverine movie are progressing.

He said: "I have been speaking to the guys and I'm not at liberty to say exactly what's going on, [but] there are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There are some really cool things going on."

Assuming Hugh is cast in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', he will appear on screen alongside a host of Hollywood stars, including the likes of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, all of whom would reprise the roles they played earlier in the franchise.

Last month, it was also revealed that Oscar Isaac had signed on to play Apocalypse in the movie, which is set for release in 2016.

Meanwhile, 'The Wolverine' sequel is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017.

X-Men: Apocalypse

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 144 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
  • UK release: 19 May 2016

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.


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