Hugh Jackman hints at larger role in X-Men Days of Future Past

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Jan 14, 2013

It looks like Fox knew what they were doing when they brought back Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past. The latest addition to the epic team-up? Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and it looks like he'll be in for a lot more than just a cameo this time around.

The film started as a sequel to the X-Men prequel First Class but has grown into a melding of the modern-day X-Men films and the '60s-set First Class. Cast members from both films are being lined up, with a storyline based on the time-traveling 1980s Days of Future Past comic arc.

One of the greatest parts of 2011's First Class was Jackman's all-too-brief (and absolutely hilarious) cameo, where he quickly declined Xavier and Magneto's invitation to join the team of mutant do-gooders.

For anyone thinking his appearance in Days of Future Past might be similar, Jackman took to Twitter to let fans know he'll have a much bigger role in the latest sequel:

Great 2 be back where it all began w/ @bryansinger & #xmen days of future past! And 2 work w/ the new cast for more than 4 hrs this time!

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 21, 2012

With both casts returning, and original X-Men and X-2 director Singer back in charge, Days of Future Past is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing comic book films in the pipe.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear it should have an ample amount of Wolverine?

(Via Twitter)