Hugh Jackman reprising role of Wolverine in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Hugh Jackman is officially returning to reprise his role as Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
"I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come...," Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming installment Tweeted on December 18.
Jackman, 44, is expected to deliver his gritty impression of the mutant comic book character, Wolverine, in the film that's based on the 1980s "X-Men" comic book arc, "Days of Future Past."
The movie is set to follow the X-Men as they travel in time to change a major historical event that could globally impact man and mutant kind alike.
Jackman played Wolverine in the original "X-Men" trilogy and had a cameo in the 2011 prequel film, "X-Men: First Class." The actor was also in a spin-off film - "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and is set to film a sequel, "The Wolverine." With all of his past works and upcoming endeavors, this marks the actor's seventh run as the clawed creature.
In November, Singer also confirmed on his Twitter account that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who starred in the original "X-Men" trilogy, would reprise their roles as the elder versions of Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto in the new film.
The highly-anticipated action movie is expected to hit theaters summer 2014.
Jackman is also set to appear in the highly-anticipated musical film, "Les Miserables," alongside co-star Russell Crowe. In November, the star of the cult comic franchise admitted that he owed credit to Crowe for essentially helping him initially nab the role of Wolverine.
"We were good friends before. We knew each other a lot," Jackman explained to Entertainment Weekly. "And Russell has given me advice several times at key moments in my life that helped with my career. I also owe him because two of the biggest roles I've ever had in my life, he turned down - and suggested me for them...On 'X-Men,' he was Bryan Singer's first choice for Wolverine, and he mentioned me also for 'Australia.'"
Singer directed the first two "X-Men" films and is known for his other directorial works including "Valkyrie" and the popular FOX medical series "House M.D."