Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman in talks to star in X-Men: Days of Future Past

By Daniel Wolf

Director Bryan Singer and Fox's Marvel creative consultant Mark Millar have themselves quite a collection of actors to appear in the X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Right now James McAvoy (young Professor X), Patrick Stewart (old Prof. X), Michael Fassbender (young Magneto), Ian McKellen (old Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) are all confirmed for the new movie. But it doesn't stop there. The Hollywood Reporter says Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman is in talks to reprise his role in the new movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is being planned as a "bridge" to create a uniform and cohesive X-Men movie universe for Fox via the use of the original comic book story arcs time travel concept. Next summer's The Wolverine movie will serve as the starting point of the new singular X-Men movie universe, as it takes place after the events in X-Men: The Last Stand and way after the origin story of Logan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Jackman and Singer worked together on X-Men and X2: X-Men United.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for release on July 18, 2014 and looks to have a huge ensemble cast that will only get bigger as the next few months go by and casting continues before it starts shooting in 2013.

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