Hugh Jackman in Talks for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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It looks like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen aren't the only original-trilogy X-Men vets who will be returning for Days of Future Past.

Heat Vision reports that Hugh Jackman is in talks to play Wolverine in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: First Class. It's something of an unsurprising development, given that Jackman has always demonstrated such a willingness to play the role whenever it's called for -- and that Days of Future Past will most likely follow the time-travel storyline of its comic counterpart, giving director Bryan Singer a fairly compelling reason to pull in as many X-vets as possible -- but still welcome news for fans of the franchise.

As those fans are already aware, Jackman's already got his claws out for the upcoming standalone flick The Wolverine, so it shouldn't be too difficult for him to strap on a fresh tank top and head over to the X-Men: Days of Future Past set. It'll also mark Jackman's second trip to the new trilogy's continuity, given that his effectively ageless character managed to squeeze in a brief-but-funny cameo in X-Men: First Class.

Fox hasn't always been the best steward of the X-Men franchise -- the less said about The Last Stand and the first Wolverine movie, the better -- but if these early casting reports are any indication, the studio is really putting its weight behind an all-out X-flick with Days of Future Past.

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