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Hugh Jackman In Talks For X-Men Apocalypse

It shouldn’t come as any surprise given his ingrained nature in the X-Men franchise but Hugh Jackman is in early talks to once again play Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse.  To date Jackman has appeared in every single X-Men movie albeit in only cameo form for X-Men: First Class.  He’s also starred in two stand-alone Wolverine films with a third very much in the pipe-line.

The last time we saw Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s excellent Days Of Future Past he was split between two time-lines; the future which saw him waking up in an alternate future due to his actions in the past, and the past where he had been taken into custody by Mystique.  It would be fair to assume, given X-Men: Apocalypse takes place in the ’80s, that we’ll follow the past version of Wolverine as the X-Men battle the oldest mutant on the planet Apocalypse.

Bryan Singer is returning to the director’s chair for his fourth X-Men movie along with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac as the titular villain and a rumoured Channing Tatum as Gambit.  Jackman told Josh Horowitz on his podcast that “I have been speaking to the guys and I’m not at liberty to say exactly what’s going on, [but] there are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There are some really cool things going on.” Of course this doesn’t mean anything is set in stone just yet just that Fox has big plans for their franchise and hardly surprising given Marvel and DC’s mammoth plans to assemble all their favourite superheroes the X-Men have been doing it for years.

Before that we’ll get to see Jackman in Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie before camping it up as Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s Neverland origin story Pan.  Source – Josh Horowitz on the Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast 

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Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com

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