After weeks of speculation, Hugh Jackman is now confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past after director Bryan Singer tweeted the news on Wednesday.
Back in November, multiple sources revealed that Hugh Jackman was in talks to appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the prequel to X-Men: First Class. On Wednesday, Bryan Singer confirmed Jackman for the upcoming superhero film.
“I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past,” tweeted Singer. “Very excited! More to come…”
With Singer’s official confirmation, Jackman’s involvement will certainly add another layer of intensity to the film. As many fans remember, Jackman made a brief but memorable appearance in X-Men: First Class.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently being written by Simon Kinberg based on the storyline from the Days of Future Past comic book episodes #141 and #142. It was in this series that an alternate version of Marvel’s mutants emerged, one in which the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killed a senator. Due to the chain of events in Days of Future Past, all mutants were hunted by the Sentinels.
Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult will return for the sequel in addition to Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart as Magneto and Professor X respectively.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theatres on July 18, 2014.