The Hollywood Reporter announced on Nov. 28 that Hugh Jackman is in talks to reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" movie.
Jackman was the only member of the original trilogy's cast to appear in "X-Men: First Class''.Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine in the 2013 release, "The Wolverine," a movie that takes place after the events of "X-Men: The Last Stand."
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both returning to portray Professor X and Magneto in the movie as well. The movie employs a time travel plot, with an alternate future, so these two men can play their iconic characters in the future while James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender can reprise their roles in the movie's present day.
Unlike Magneto and Professor X, Wolverine ages at a slower pace, meaning Jackman could play the character in the present and the future and look the same.
The story the movie is based on shows a future world where mutants are feared and the government uses giant robots called Sentinels to hunt them down. This was caused by Magneto orchestrating the assassination of a senator, which the present day X-Men must stop to save their future.