Now that Bryan Singer has got himself comfortable in the director’s chair for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the cast for Fox’s forthcoming X-Men sequel is starting to take shape. Earlier this week Singer revealed that Patrick Stewart (Professor Xavier) and Ian McKellen (Magneto) and has signed on to reprise their roles from the original X-Men trilogy, while Nicholas Hoult (Beast) was also announced as joining the previously confirmed X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy (Professor Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique).
Now it seems another familiar face is set to return, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Hugh Jackman has entered negotiations to reprise the role of Wolverine for a seventh time, following his appearances in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and next year’s solo sequel The Wolverine. Wolverine is of course a key character in the comic book story ‘Days of Future Past’, where he is one of but a few X-Men to have evaded capture or death at the hands of the Sentinels in an alternate future where mutants are held in internment camps.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will film next year ahead of its release on July 18th, 2014, and before then, Logan is set to head to Japan for The Wolverine, which opens on July 26th, 2013.