Hugh Jackman in Talks to Join Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Jackman is in talks to reprise the role of 'Wolverine' alongside Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who are confirmed in the roles of Magneto and Professor Xavier, in the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.
The last installment of the franchise, X-Men First Class, was set in 1962 when the United States government enlisted the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will act as something of a sequel to 'First Class'. Days of Future Past is taken from two issues of Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men in 1981. The story was set in an alternate future in which surviving mutants were confined to concentration camps, while most of the X-Men had been killed. In order to stop this dismal future from unfolding, the X-Men had to stop a specific event from occurring in the past.
Jackman just finished production on The Wolverine, the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The actor has also starred in films for such directors as Baz Luhrmann (Australia), Woody Allen (Scoop), Christopher Nolan (The Prestige), and Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain). Later this year, he will headline as Jean Valjean in the eagerly awaited screen version of the musical epic Les Misérables from acclaimed director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), set for release on Christmas Day.
As comfortable on stage as he is on screen, Jackman has seen additional success on Broadway with credits including the musical The Boy From Oz (for which he won Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards), his recent one-man show Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, and the drama A Steady Rain opposite Daniel Craig. In addition to serving as Tony Awards host for three consecutive years from 2003 – 2005 (his second appearance earned him an Emmy Award, and the final garnered an Emmy nomination), Jackman brought hishoned skills to Hollywood where he hosted the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009.