It looks Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen aren’t the only familiar “X-Men” faces returning to the franchise for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” According to THR, Hugh Jackman is in talks to play Wolverine in the sequel to “X-Men: First Class.” Should a deal get worked out, it would be the seventh time Jackman has played Wolverine onscreen, including the upcoming film “The Wolverine”; as fans remember, Jackman made a memorable cameo appearance in “X-Men: First Class,” telling Professor X and Magneto to “go f–k” themselves.
“I was asked a long time ago if I would do a cameo, way before shooting happened,” Jackman told Moviefone last year. “I said, ‘Well, pitch me the idea.’ They pitched me the idea and I remember saying, ‘Does anyone else swear in the movie?’ They said, ‘No,’ and I said, ‘I’m in.'”
In addition to Stewart, McKellen and potentially Jackman, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” also brings back original “X-Men” director Bryan Singer to the proceedings; Singer, who was a producer on “X-Men: First Class,” replaced Matthew Vaughn in October. “First Class” stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy will also appear in the increasingly packed sequel.
For more on Jackman’s return, head over to THR.