They say that Wolverine is the best at what he does, and it seems that what Hugh Jackman is best at is playing Wolverine.
Jackman, who is currently in the midst of some awards consideration for his portrayal of the persecuted Jean Valjean in the upcoming screen adaptation of the long-running stage musical Les Miserables, is in talks with the producers of X-Men: Days of Future Past to reprise the popular role of the feral mutant Wolverine in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously announced this week, both Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen have joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s latest X-Men opus. The accomplished thespians, who appeared as Professor X and Magneto respectively in the first three X-Men movies, will join stars of the recent prequel X-Men: First Class – James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult – in the new X-Men film. The film, which is based on the classic X-Men comic book story of the same name, will combine casts and characters across many, various X-films covering the past, present and future of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.
Of course, Jackman hasn’t strayed too far from Wolverine, who he first played in X-Men in 2000, which was followed by X2 in 2003, and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. Jackman appeared in the solo adventure X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, and cameoed last year in First Class in a scene with McAvoy and Fassbender. Jackman recently wrapped up the sequel The Wolverine, his second solo film as the character, which is due for release next summer.
Now naturally, getting Jackman to appear in any X-Men project is a no-brainer, but Wolverine plays a pretty significant part in the comic book story. The question is, will he have an equally compelling part in this movie? And does this bode well for a coming announcement that Ellen Page will appear in the film as Kitty Pride? I think this project gets more and more interesting, I just hope that they don’t show all their cards before the film’s release and save at least a couple of surprises.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters everywhere on July 18, 2014.
Source: Hit Fix