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Snikt!! Snikt!! X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Is Set To Add Some Adamantium To The Mix Again!!

Published at: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

The Kidd here...

With Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen agreeing to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, it was only a matter of time before Hugh Jackman was brought back into the group fold again, too. 

Hugh Jackman is in talks for Wolverine to be a part of Bryan Singer's return to the X-Men Movie Universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter, further tying the mutants of old and new together in what sure looks like one time-bending epic heading our way. 

Jackman easily turned in one of the greatest cameos of all-time for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, and considering the amount of franchise weight Jackman has been carrying for Wolverine and the X-Men between the first trilogy of films and his solo Wolverine offshoots, his participation here is a no-brainer. It's just going to be a question of how big of a role will he play in DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. 

He exists in both timelines of the X-Men movies, so it's not out of the question for him to operate independently in both the dystopian future filled with Stewart and McKellen as well as the past occupied by McAvoy and Fassbender, and doing so might just ratchet DOFP up to a new level of awesome. Let's just say there a wealth of possibilities as to how Singer can play this, but getting both eras of X-Men together into one movie is easily something to get a whole lot of excited about. 

 

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  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    NICE!

    by deus vitae 13

    oh and first...

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    but will there be TWO Hugh Jackmans?

    by Bass Ackwards

    If we see timelines merging, I wonder if we'll see a "young" and "old" Jackman?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    makes sense

    by Mennen

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Young and Old Jackman

    by Wolfhammer

    Wolverine doesnt age

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Maybe Liev Shrieber will meet Taylor Mayne?

    by ImMorganFreeman

    Or Halle Berry will be replaced by somebody who doesn't suck the life out of a movie.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I really hope they do this well

    by deus vitae 13

    DOFP was my one of my favorite storylines. The Apocalypse (dark angel) saga second...

  • I enjoyed the original trilogy (even the much-lambasted third film), and was disappointed that First Class contradicted the established flashback sequences to such a degree. I wonder if this will be addressed at all -- and with multiple timelines, it could be -- or if it will just be ignored.

  • I can't wait to see things drawn out and people coming to terms with their homosexuality, i mean, mutant powers in long drawn out dialogues and needless dramatics.

  • ...or will he?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Not getting excited for this (or Star Wars VII)...

    by AttackingClone

    Seeing as the world is ending pretty soon. Damn you Mayans! I wanna see this shit! I actually would love to stop readin about all this stuff and just be surprised/excited/annoyed when I actually see the movie in cinemas, but I'm a nerd and that just ain't gonna happen.

  • I think he's siding with Aronofsky.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    JUST ANNOUNCED: Fox says "Hey, it's Bryan Singer, c'mown!"

    by Chris

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I'll watch.

    by Jonathan

    I'm in the mod for more X-men.

  • While it was good, I beg to differ. #1. Bob Saget in Half-Baked #2. Will Ferrel in Wedding Crashers

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman has...

    by Knuckleduster

    ... Two Sides! In Two Timelines!

  • .............An intelligent tie in to the MCU and we all know that Fox are too stupid to see that which is partly why this franchise is in the mess it is in We all know it will be disappointing because of who is making it and the box office will reflect it. I predict that this will be a mediocre film that will barely break even. Even after they try to hype it within an inch of it's life This will be followed by nerd rage tsunamis that will make SW prequel rage look like Sesame Street. All this commotion feels atleast 5 years too late for me. You reap what you sow I guess. I cannot believe people are buying this crap again..have you forgotten the last Wolverine film already?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    @immorganfreeman

    by pk68

    Halle Berry sucks the life out of movie? You must be queer as a 3 dollar bill.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Halle Berry's Storm...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...is pretty bad, but seeing her in tight leather pants and that white top in the first movie? Daaaaaammmmnnn....

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:48 a.m. CST

    I like this

    by Righteous Brother

    with any luck, the movie continuity will become as fucked up as the comic continuity - so much so that we'll just give up and try and enjoy each film on its own merits.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Does anyone know if Rogue is going to be in this?

    by Prooth

    I hope she isn't. It was Kitty Pryde and Jubilee without the fun.

  • Seriously, come on. Darwin was an awesome martyr. And with development his powers could be obscenely awesome. Also bring back Nightcrawler and Beast. They rock. I keep watching Frasier and hope he'll say what he's saying while hanging from the ceiling or scaling a wall.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Plot...Mystique, now human goes back in time...

    by Mike Holdbrook

    ...to meet her younger self and kill Magneto...thus rendering X-Men 1 to 3 null and void. X-Men do a Star Trek and rewrite what has been done before and do a BETTER Dark Phoenix film. Well, that's the theory. And bring back Nightcrawler!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    If 20th Century Fox are clever, they will introduce.....

    by Mike Holdbrook

    Franklin Richards and have an X-Man walk past the graves of The Fantastic Four in XM-DOFP.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    ever suck d1ck for coke?

    by Matthew

    go fuck yourself! yeah its close but Bob Saget by a cvnt hair for best cameo over Hugh Jackman in First Class. I prefer what fox is doing over sony with rebooting spider man. Famke jannsen is next to sign. Looks like they making announcements by order of age and fame. So, Halle Berry will be next then Jaansen, and then James Mardsen. Days sounds awesome but could upset some old school comic fans if they change the story up too much. Cast Arnohld or Richard Patrick since its time travel

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:52 a.m. CST

    It's Sir Patrick Stewart

    by PrezMike

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I can't help but think...

    by smallfry

    ...that this is going to be one giant mess desperately trying to explain the inconsistencies between X1-3 and First Class.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    I hope they let Stewart have a crack at the script.

    by DocPazuzu

    *...and then Storm bends over, and all her clothes fall off. She tries to cover herself, but it's too late. I've seen everything.*

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST

    They should just do a movie

    by Sinsdevice

    They should just do a X-men movie period. Why do they always have to try to tie stuff in. I mean they already have two timelines out there three if you count that Wolverine movie. I liked first class and I would hope they continue in that timeline vs going with the old one that I personally didnt like. Oh and please OH PLEASE dont do the stupid Phoenix story. I really dont want to hear anymore about jean grey. oh scott oh jean oh logan oh jean.... enough! Its bad enough she was such a huge part of the third X-men movie. DO a Story with apocalypse or maybe something with Mister Sinister. They can even just do a movie where they fight sentinels I mean they have so many things they can pick from. Bryan Singer is the guy that gave us the gem of Superman returns lol I mean come on if your going to tie something in fine but dont use the same tired story again with the same boring villain. Also a little more awesome action please and a little less talkie talkie I mean I like the stories they weave and all but what people want to see from superheros is ass kicking. We want to see these things that we saw in the pages of the comic books come to life. If they can bring the transformers on to the big screen three times with a fourth on the works and make the kind of destruction they have in those movies why cant the superheros why do they have to be so reserved in movies like that. Take a queue from the avengers and dont be afraid to blow it all up.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    wulfpac

    by Ace of Wands

    Of course Wolverine ages; if he didn't he would be fightiung Sentinels in diapers (or nappies as we say here in the UK). Look at the cover of issue 141 of The Uncanny X-Men and you'll definitely see an older Logan with a lot of distingushed grey around the temples.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Two Jackmen?

    by steinhenge

    Yes, Two Jackmen.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    An Aussie and two brits, does the US have any lead actors?

    by bohdi71

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 5:23 a.m. CST

    @bohdi71

    by KGB3317

    don't need to when we have most of the directors

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    To be honest

    by TomRCJ

    The X-men continuity is so fucked up in the comics that they can't really make it any worse in the movie. Just don't bring Cable into the mix. Please, God almighty, don't bring Cable into the movies. I used to hate wolverine as a character, but I loved what Hugh did. Made him believable. I'm glad he's going to reprise the role.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    haaaang on....

    by Obscura

    I get that logan has constant memory loss do to his power, but what about everone else? the first xmen movie plays like nobody has ever met wolverine before. The cameo was great, but it broke that a little. the spin off wolverine movie also messed it up. how the hell are they going to explain this, unless we only ever see wolverine in the future?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Ooooooh boy, now I'm getting excited

    by D.Vader

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Fantastic, DocPaz

    by D.Vader

    Its too late, I've seen everything... heheheheh. I told him my friends and I loved that clip and had been laughing so hard at that when I saw him at Dragon*Con a few years ago.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    I'm getting more and more intrigued by this project

    by Mark

    Will they ignore The Last Stand in this time travel prequel? I know a lot of people hated it (I actually like it, it's one of my guilty pleasures) but it might seem cheap for Singer to just ignore Xavier's death. It would be more solid for Singer to use time travel to prevent it happening in the first place, or prevent Last Stand from ever being made lol!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Throw in a Jaeger and Gandalf & i'm there!

    by cameron

    Mash up time!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:58 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOO! Can it get any WORSE?

    by godricssword

    Gawd! X-Men so did not need this! Didn't need Bryan Singer either! Sony is seeing visions of Avengers' bank and are fucking themselves in the arse! I hate the whole concept. Singer and Jackman are so out of touch. For some reason, Jackman 'BELIEVES' that he's Wolverine now! He was the most mis-cast person of the first 3 films, not to mention the Wolverine flick. The first Wolverine blew! The next Wolverine will blow! Bringing back ancient actors that had their shot at the prize is sooooo LAME! First Class was a reboot, they should never have had Jackman in that cameo! It ruined the film for me. They had the new blood, and now they're going to drown themselves by bringing all these EX-X-Men back. Giving this a pass....

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Fox not Sony... My bad.

    by godricssword

    Sorry, the rant was on me. Sony is Spider-Man, Fox is doing this X-Men abortion. They're the greedy bastards, not Sony.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    I'm still excited but Singer is making me a little nervous

    by Wcwlkr

    I freaking LOVED First Class, but Singer bringing back Stewart & Mckellen & now Jackman have me a little nervous. I mean I'm loving the idea fo Days of Future Past, but I really want the reboot feel that First Class gave this franchise. Even the 1st X-Men movie was just ok, it wasn't anything great. So I'm fine with not having Magneto & Professor X meeting a young Jean Grey, or Cyclops being kidnapped and meeting a walking Professor X. There's potential for this thing to be epic. Avengers level awesome don't screw this up Singer.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Days of Future Past

    by BackStJoe

    One of the greatest story lines in X-Men history...check. Bringing back Bryan Singer...check. Gathering the original cast AND the new cast...check. This is shaping up to be the best movie in the franchise. I don't think the naysayers realize this is just as ambitious as The Avengers was.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Almost kinda had to happen really

    by Ray Tchoulakian

    Considering how important Wolverine was to the original storyline in the comic book. I was expecting to hear this news for a while now. Though I also have to wonder just how much longer Jackman can play Wolverine, considering he's been involved with the character for over 12 years now.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Is DOFP set before Striker shoots Wolverine in the head?

    by Shankapotomus

    Otherwise it doesn't make sense that Wolverine would not know Professor X in X-Men 1.

  • Read a book, nerds.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST

    This movie NEEDS BIG FUCKING SENTINELS ...

    by Judge Briggs

    It's true. We don't need Terminator sized Sentinels ... we need building sized ones or gtfo. And I hope to see a Collossus Wolverine toss at one of the Sentinels. I am actually kinda worried that we may only get like 10 minutes of actual time in the future in this movie ... Anyone else have that feeling too?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    MEL GIBSON AS THE OLDER WOLVERINE, PLEASE

    by Nerd Rage

    c'mon, you know alot of older movie fans would pay to see that.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Best use of "fuck off" I've seen to date.

    by Nuts

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Wolverine should be played by Morgan Freeman in the future setting.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    And Tyler Perry in the past.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    tossing

    by Dougal

    And I hope to see a Collossus Wolverine toss at one of the Sentinels.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Super Secret time correcting cameo

    by Mitch

    After reading all of the fan boy continuity complaints, Booster Gold is chosen to travel through the x-men time stream and correct all problems. Then his existence is erased when said fan boys complain he is DC and not Marvel and thus can not exist in their world.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    What's taken so long?

    by SUPERJIM

    First Class feels like fucking AGES ago and they are still casting for the sequel? I just hope it's at least as good a First Class. Come on, lets get on with it.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Yes to Wolverine and anyone else in the actual Claremont story

    by Autodidact

    No to Cable, Bishop and any other non-characters from the marketing victim era of comics (pretty much the whole 90s).

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    The "Greatest Cameo of All Time" is Judy Dench in

    by Bruno

    Shakespeare in Love. On screen for 8 minutes and won an undeserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    In this movie EVERYBODY DIES!

    by Zardoz

  • I really don't mind. I just hope that, in this movie: EVERYBODY DIES!!!

  • Don't mess this up Singer

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Also the X-Men Timeline is SO FUCKED as it is...

    by Bruno

    Wolverine fucked shit up badly. And First Class, while it was a good movie, I didn't love it because it wasn't a true reboot. It tried hard to tie it to the rest of the films only because FOX is greedy and is still trying to milk the property with X-Men and Wolverine sequels. It's funny how Sony and Spiderman got SO MUCH SHIT on AICN, but with First Class everyone is saying how amazing it was. But look at all the Continuity Errors is made... At the end of First Class, we see the incident that paralyzes Professor X from the waist down. Mind you, this movie takes place in the 60s. In the movie, The Last Stand, the opening scene shows Professor X walking, which is set to be 80s. In the same opening scene in The Last Stand, Xavier and Magneto are still friends. In First Class, they have already went their separate ways. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we also see Professor X standing at the end of the film. Back to the Wolverine movie, during the escape of Three Mile Island, we see Emma Frost as a teenager. In First Class (which happens years before), she is an adult. Of course, they never mentioned her name in the movie, but the actress was credited as "Emma Frost." In the first X-Men movie, Xavier states that his first meeting with Magneto was when they were teenagers. In First Class, they are grown men the first time they meet. In X2, we see Beast in human form. In First Class, we see him transform from human to blue mutant. Unless he was able to transform himself back to human, and decided to turn himself blue again in The Last Stand, that just wouldn't make any sense. First Class establishes that Hank McCoy (Beast) was the one who built Cerebro. In the first movie, Professor X explains that he built it with the help of Magneto. Because it was stated that Magneto helped Professor X construct Cerebro, Magneto was able to build a helmet that was impervious to telepathy. Well in First Class, Magneto merely takes the helmet from Sebastian Shaw. In First Class, during the scene when Xavier uses Cerebro for the first time, we see a young Storm cameo. That would mean Storm in the trilogy should be about 50 years old. I'm sure this was made clearly for fan service, but I'm just sayin'. Moira Mactaggert seems to look about the same age in both First Class and The Last Stand, which is set decades apart. Anyhow, what would have been amazing is if it were a true reboot featuring very young Cyclops, Jean, Iceman, Beast and The Angel. That way it could start fresh and erase all the bland shit Singer did. Now that Vaughn is out and Singer is back, my mild interest in a sequel is completely gone. Only way I would get happy about any X-Men movie is if the Wachowski Siblings were directing (not writing) it.

  • The comics are constantly rewriting history, changing characters history, personalities, abilities, appearances etc. It's the nature of the beast. I never understand why that's accepted in the source material, but in the film versions everybody freaks out!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I still say Dewayne Johnson for Bishop!

    by kindofabigdeal

    And godricssword, Sony is an evil greedy asshole of a corporation. They rebooted Spidey in record time because they didn't want to lose their license. They gave us a Spidey that sparkels in the sun and acts like a douche. Oh, and they completely rewrite Peters orgins and make up plots that go unresolved. Fuck Sony. I hold out hope for this....for now.

  • So technically, Hugh Jackman can realistically play his role in both timelines.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Oh joy...

    by mastermold

    I realize I'm in the minority but one of the reasons I was pleased to see X-Men: First Class be successful, was because it showed you could make a good and profitable X-Men movie without Wolverine. In the first three films, he was the central character who got the most screen time and development, at the expense of others. Now they're going to go to the well again, and what it'll mean is that some other deserving character (maybe more than one) will get less screen time because Fox will have to get Jackman's beautiful physique into as many screen minutes as possible. If I had to guess which character will suffer, I'd say Patrick Stewart's Professor X. In the three films, he was minimized to such a degree that I'm not sure why they even bothered. His death in X-Men: The Last Stand didn't even make it to the third act. And this is Professor X, for christ's sake. I would love to be wrong. Hopefully I am.

  • A little sloppy in some areas but overall one of the best in the series. Some people are still butt hurt Raimi got fired. Get over it. It's what happens when you write and direct a movie like Spider-man 3.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Can we give Berry a mohawk, PLEASE?

    by the Green Gargantua

    It's time.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Ok one more time...

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    X-MEN FIRST CRAP SUCKED! maybe they will destroy the timeline from that movie (ala star trek) So they can bring back the true xmen with talented actors

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    My 2 cents on casting vs movies

    by houbou

    Ok, let's start with this. I didn't enjoy much any of the X-Men movies except for First Class which I found quite entertaining. The Wolverine Movie wasn't too bad either, again, it wasn't boring. In the X-Men movies (X1 to X3), the casting of certain characters were quite iconic. Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique and Jean Grey do come to mind, Now, as far as I'm concerned, If the next X-Men (Days of Future Past) does use these characters as the older versions, I'm all for it. Because they were exceptionally well cast. Here's another example. The next Spider-man may have J Johan Jameson's role being reprised by JK Simmons. I have NO complaints about that. He owned the role in the Raimi version of Spidey, and he should be used again. So, as for the Days of Future Past movie, I'm all for it, as long as the story itself doesn't refer to any of the first 3 X-Men movies, but rather works from First Class. Don't forget, the writing and directing of the X movies is what made it kinda bad, the lack of understanding of the comics and the inproper adaptation of the stories. Not the actors (except for Halle Berry, love that babe, but she was a miscast).

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The worst cameo goes to..

    by houbou

    Stan Lee for every f'ing Marvel movie and even animated shows.. sheesh. Way too much ego.

  • Do the old & young Wolverine. It shouldn't be hard to work in. And what a dramatic moment on screen, to see a Wolverine death scene! They can do it without "really" killing the character. Big-name stars + dramatic alternate-reality tragedies = big potential. And also big potential to screw it up. Doing this right has huge upside - even bigger upside than Avengers, I think - but it's going to be very hard to get it right. These announcements are promising, but it's clear now that Fox has to consider this film their priority 1 epic, as in, clear the boards, devote all resources to this. It has to be as much of a tentpole as Avengers was to Marvel/Disney for them to get it right. Hard to see how they'll be able to re-introduce everyone and get through the story without short-changing it. I know there's a segment of people who don't like it, but let me go ahead and cast my vote: Two movies, please. And bring back as many of the original characters as possible.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    yanks arent tough enough obviously

    by Hugh Gustavus

    there does seem to be an awful lot of aussies and poms taking over american blockbusters

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    not one for reboots, but i wish they would here

    by Hugh Gustavus

    recasting the parts would be good, more like the 90s cartoon for me

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    mel more like comic book wolvie

    by Hugh Gustavus

    whoever mentioned that above, that was a genius choice. mels solidly built,hairy, short stature, growly voice, older....works perfectly for a more accurate casting. i always thought james spader would be a good cyclops

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The new Spider-Man film was a second-rate film.

    by kevred

    Bland, dopey. Made over $100 million less worldwide than Spidey 3, not even adjusted for inflation. Had an opening weekend that was less than half of Spidey 3. Heck, it ranks below all the other Spidey flicks in all regards (opening weekend, domestic gross, wordwide gross) without adjusting for inflation. That's a big comedown. I'm not equating money with quality. It made a profit, for sure, but it's real crime was making Spidey an also-ran character. I'm not a Raimi fanboy, but he made Spidey into a pop-culture sensation. ASM was just another movie. No one really cares about it, no one's really any bigger of a star for it. They did some stupid, unnecessary things to the character, his backstory, his nemesis, and of course his costume. And they made the property just another comic-book film. That's why Amazing Spider-Man was crap. Spidey should be right up there with Batman and Supes as 'event' films. No excuse for making it ordinary.

  • Hopefully announcing the "big 3" from the original X-Men films taking part is a sign they know the score.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    drop a bomb

    by RolandFukinDeschain

    On every X-men and or Wolverine movie made, and start over. none of them have come close to the x-men cartoons of the 90's.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Famke Jansen?

    by Wolfman Nards

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    And Mel Gibson as Wolverine...

    by Wolfman Nards

    Would have been PERFECT casting in an 80's or 90's X-Men movie.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Wonder if it'll be Professor X instead of Kitty Pride...

    by Lord Elric

    Transferring their mind. Major change, but thinking how LAST STAND ended, and how the studio,etc. may think, it might go down that way.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Needs Channing in it to Work

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Even a brief cameo by Carol Channing, the original Wolverine from the short-lived 70's Xmen t.v. series, would lift this franchise from mid-level "What? Another one?" status to a global phenomenon on the order of Hunger Games or Prometheus.

  • Opening weekend box office and how excited people are to go to franchises is usually based on how good the previous film was... even if the new outing is garbage. The legs of a film are dependant on its overall quality. That's why Spiderman 3 did so well despite everyone hating it, because the previous was good. Star Wars Episode 1 made a billion dollars. Episode 2 made 600 million. Episode 3 made 800. Shrek 2 had an opening weekend of 100 million, while Shrek 3 had an opening weekend of 120 million (building on the success of the first 2) ... but ultimately Shrek 2 made 440 mill while 3 made 320. Then Shrek 4 had an even weaker opening because 3 sucked, and made even less money than the first film in the franchise. Same goes for the Marvel movies... Avengers built on the smaller successes and hit huge. The next movie out, Iron Man 3 is probably going to have a GREAT opening weekend as a result,, tho its final numbers depend on the quality of the movie. Batman Begins Everyone hated Superman Returns but it did well based on being the first Superman movie in 30 years. Indiana Jones 4? Same thing. Batman, Returns, Forever, & Robin follow that cycle. Begins, Dark Knight, Dark Knight Returns do as well. Opening weekend is influenced by how good the previous movie was (since people end up seeing things on video) and the legs are from the actual quality. But if you don't trick people in on the first weekend and make that extra 50-100 mill opening weekend, its much harder to get later as more competition comes out. If the Spiderman Reboot had come out after the successful Spiderman 2, it would have had numbers similar to what 3 pulled in. But since it was following the bad tasting 3... it had a weaker reception. Oh yeah. It was also up against Avengers and DKR. Spiderman 3's superhero competition was Ghost Rider, Fantastic 4, and Underdog.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Re:wulfpac "Wolverine doesnt age"

    by MichaelH

    Yes, yes he does, albeit slowly. The movies haven't changed this part of the comic continuity.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    KEEP THE PARTS THAT WORKED! NEED CROSSOVERS!

    by MichaelH

    One of the parts that made this story classic was the crossovers in the Marvel universe. They'd be stabbing themselves furiously in the foot if they wrote those out just because of some licensing fees. The movie going public is familiar with the other characters now. They should sprinkle in names that only the nerds will know. Franklin Richards should be in there. There should be tombstones with character names including the FF and Peter Parker. There should be an assimilated Baxter Building. It brought just the right creepy feeling of desperation to the story.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Hayden Christiansen for Apocalypse!!!

    by kindofabigdeal

    Channing Tatum for Avalanche. Fat Johah Hill for Mojo. Denzel Washington for Sinister. Jackie Earl Haylie for Shadow King. Kathy Bates for the Governor of Genosha. (made up for the film)

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    So, Xavier was pretending he didn't know Logan in Xmen1?

    by Darth Macchio

    The alternate timeline bit occurs well after the events portrayed in Xmen1 if I'm remembering correctly..Kitty Pride was involved in the original comic series (again, afaik - haven't read it yet) and she's not even going to be a zygote for practically another 20 years by the time the Xmen first move into the mansion as shown in First Class. So does this mean that there's some retcon going on where Xavier forgets that he met and knew Logan prior the events of Xmen if this next movie occurs prior to that movie and yet features Logan and Xavier together? Or will Singer only use Logan with the older versions of Prof X and Magneto? Or will Bail Organa order Prof X's memory erased and that's why he doesn't know Logan when he shows up?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson as CABLE!

    by DJTripp

    Just make sure they get Liefelds art cause I hate seein feet.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Oh and one more thing...please no more crying Wolverine

    by Darth Macchio

    I'm not nearly as well read in Xmen comic/lore as many of my fellow AICNers (so forgive any lore inaccuracy) but what I absolutely know is that Logan is not a blubbering crying sack of crap when someone kills someone he loves. He goes BERSERK. He's not a goddamned modern metrosexual 'in touch with his feelings' kinda guy (not that there's anything wrong with that), he's rage incarnate barely kept in check and I LOVE that about the character. He goes BERSERK! Not crumpling up and crying on the floor practically in a fetal position. We had a tiny moment of this in X2 when Striker's men invade the mansion and the retconed Banshee (or his daughter?) screams and affects Logan's healing factor...the soldier has him against the counter with that blade...and once she stops screaming, the claws snikt out and he roars and kills the guy on the spot...rage incarnate! (you can clearly see the blade holes in the fridge too - Logan impaled the guy in a flash - i love that scene) Someone here said it best a long time ago: if it was the real Wolverine in that house, the comic Wolverine, watching Prof. X meet his fate...that he would have lost his mind and gone into a berserker rage, not only destroying the house utterly but potentially even causing harm to those around him.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Terminator

    by djtelesca

    As much as I loved DOFP at the time, the reality is that it's pretty much an X-men version of Terminator. I hope they change it fairly dramatically, or the non-fanboys are just going to destroy it on that basis.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I want to see . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Storm w/ a mohawk, a non-mutant superhero get smoked by a Sentinel (remember those wanted posters?), no sign of Cable or Bishop, Rachel Summers as a friggin' Hound, NONE of the other young mutants from First Class other than Lawrence's Mystique, and Magneto ripping Wolverine's adamantium out. We will get none of that . . .

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    This could work.

    by Sithtastic

    Whoever posted about the X-Men continuity had it right. If you try too hard to think about the differences in the story, your head will explode. That said, the producers should use Days of Future Past as the re-boot. Tie up the remaining timelines, while eliminating all others. That will unite the characters together and allow for greater coherent storytelling. For the record, this is a little of what's going on now in current X-Men continuity now, with the arrival of the First Class (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman) from another timeline.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Great, fun news!

    by Patch

    Of course they were going to do this, and hopefully it will be good. Any of you bashing this need to remember that THEY ARE MAKING A MOVIE VERSION OF DAYS OF FUTURE PAST!!!! How awesomely geeky is that?! You fools need to check your cynicism and remind yourself how lucky we are that they figured out a way to make all the things that we grew up reading into reality. If you can't enjoy this on some level, maybe it's time to think about drinking some bleach.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    And here is the poster:

    by twogunjames

    http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/xmen-days-of-future-past.jpg

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Hey, the_real_christopher_nolan...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...you're sort of an asshole, aren't you? (Didn't want you to go ignored since you were so desperately trying for attention)

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    darth macchio:

    by Mikey Wood

    Just because Xavier met Logan briefly in a bar some time in the 60's doesn't mean he remembers meeting him some forty-some years later.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    *...like one time-bending epic...*

    by TopHat

    Singer and Donner don't know how to make an epic. Please stop making excuses for these movies. The X-Men film have been the most popular under whelming comic book adaptations in the history of cinema. If this one doesn't somehow create the very real option of FINALLY having Jean, Scott, Hank, Warren and Bobby together as a team, then it'll be just more of the same. ...Eric and Charles' bromance and a six-foot-tall Logan running around like Catwoman from the 1960s Batman television show. Or, maybe its that film geeks don't know what makes an epic anymore...

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    xmen origins vs xmen first class different prof. X's!!!

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Tell me Fox....is young Xavier the CG Patrick Stewart we saw in X3, is he the (shockingly BAD) CG Stewart we saw in Wolverine origins.... Or is he James McAvoy? FIX IT!!!!! I DON'T CARE HOW!!! FIX IT!!! ...or don't.....whatever.

  • ...it's ridiculous. Who GIVES a damn?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by BloodiedFox

    The game version of Origins: Wolverine (far far better than the film, by the by) was bookended by scenes in an exceedingly DOFP future setting, complete with roving sentinels. Might the producers be using that for some inspiration?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    They will edit McAvoy into Wolverine:Orgins and X3 to keep continuity.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Actually we can just shoot that scene over with McAvoy and Fassbender and re-edit it into all of the films like how Lucas does. Imagine tampering with a film that actually makes it better and fixes continuity issues. (instead of making them)

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I think it's pretty clear that we're not getting a straight adaptation.

    by Larry Sellers

    So knock it off. And if you're rooting for a direct adaptation based on Wiki knowledge or the 90s X-Men cartoon, READ THE GODDAMN TRADE PAPERBACK. Christ, just knowing it's a sequel to First Class should clue you in.

  • I kinda like six foot plus Wolverine.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    mikeywood...im not referring to that scene or even that movie...

    by Darth Macchio

    No, I'm referring to the fact that the *next* movie will take place prior the events of Xmen 1. (and obviously after given McKellen's and Stewart's participation) And given they're casting Logan in it...and that he's essentially ageless anyway... Should Xavier meet Logan in 'Days of Future Past' formally, how would he not know Logan 20 some-odd years later during the events of Xmen1? Without some sort of convenient mind/memory issue? But if its with the older versions of Prof X and Magneto, then all will be fine continuity wise with these characters. Speaking of which, continuity has been sorta thrown out anyway so it's not a major deal breaker obviously and ill likely enjoy it either way but these tiny things do stick out and occasionally distract (like when beast slighted logan regarding his age when, afaik, beast wasn't born in the 19 century like Logan was, etc - i could be wrong on that tho).

  • clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

  • I'm calling it now

  • I have no way to prove it, but I bet that a Spidey 4 with the full Raimi lineup would have been a much bigger success than ASM was. Instead we got a no-name lead, a no-name villain (actor), a no-name love interest, a no-name director, a bunch of dumb changes to too many iconic Spidey elements, and not much reason to think that any future Spidey films are really being anticipated or will have any bigger feel than ASM did. Unless Jamie Foxx as Electro and a once-again-miscast Mary Jane fires up the imagination of a generation, which I'm not putting money on. I want the character to have the cache it deserves. It should have been as important as TDK or Avengers, but it suddenly looks very small next to Marvel and X-Men. Look at the trailer for Iron Man 3. That blares "EVENT FILM!" at top volume, and excited people. ASM? Pfft. ASM and the new world it's trying to create are not without merit. It's simply without anything resembling "special". For any ordinary story, that's okay. For Spidey? Not good enough.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Karen Gillan as Rachael Summers

    by thelordofhell

    Make it so!!!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    It could simply be explained away thusly:

    by Mikey Wood

    Xavier is keeping a secret. Younger Charles meets OLDER Wolverine and, in true Hollywood style narrowly avoids meeting his YOUNGER self. OLDER Wolverine returns to his time and YOUNGER Wolverine goes on about his business until being shot in the head with the magic mind-erasing bullet. BAM! Wolverine meets Charles in 2000 and sees that Wolverine has no memory of their ever meeting previously and, since 2K Charles knows that it is dangerous to mess with the future, CHOOSES NOT TO MENTION that he knows Wolverine. He KEEPS A SECRET. It's not that difficult.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    It also makes perfect sense...

    by Sandy

    ...especially if you're familiar with the comic story on which it's based. It is VERY likely they'll use this film to 'reboot' the franchise since the whole point in the time travel aspect is to change the future to avoid some seriously bad stuff. Assuming the younger versions of the characters are "successful" in changing history, then the filmmakers will have a clean slate on which to play with these characters. No more stepping on the toes of the original trilogy of X-Men films. Perhaps they could use this opportunity to correct some serious flaws in the films so far. I'm personally hoping for some "REAL" mutants from the comics over the years as opposed to generic mutants showing up here and there as in First Class (which is a terrific movie despite that annoyance).

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    This will be better than the Avengers!!!

    by Just_Some_Guy

    It will not make as much money as the Avengers, but it will be a far better movie. Singer's X-men 2 is one of the top superhero movies of all time. This one MUST be better than that!! Especially since Singer has to make-up for the suckfest of Superman Returns.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    This movie is starting to have cluster Fuck written all over it.

    by Phategod2

    Its this almalgam of Ideas and casting, I son't if the average audience will be able to follow. This is starting to remind me of those 80-90's Xmen books that became way too convoluted.

  • I think the series may be beyond saving at this point thanks to the likes of shitstain hacks, Ratner and Vaughn, and the awful writers that have been involved in every flick since X2. That was the last entry in this series that i gave a shit or two about any of the characters, or that displayed any type of artistic integrity. Praise Singer!

  • Boom.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    AMazing Spider-Man Was good Enough to Merit A Sequel

    by Shankapotomus

    Not blow-you-away good, but good. I could see this following the Nolan Batwan trilogy arc in terms of popularity - though not to the degree of those films. Batman and Robin and Spider-Man 3 almost derailed the entire franchises and they needed to be started over. ASM and Batman Begins each tell the origin story anew and use lesser villains (i.e. Ras al Gul vs. Joker, the Lizard vs. Green Goblin or maybe Venom for younger fans) Batman Begins opened poorly compared to the "event films" previous Batman movies were hyped to be. So did ASM. Both did well enough to merit sequels. Batman Begins delivered thanks in part to an iconic turn as the Joker by Ledger. The fact that he was recently deceased didn't hurt box office either. So now the ball is in ASM's court. They have to deliver big on this next one or all opportunity to put the Rami Spider-Man's squarely in the past will be lost.

  • Any idea what it takes to get a movie made? You think that's air you're breathing? Huh.....

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    How about

    by Stephen

    Old Logan comes back in time and then young Logan dies and old Logan gets his memory erased again and so everybody thinks he's just young Logan.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Wolverine not being short (or too tall)...

    by TopHat

    ...the animal wolverine is slightly larger than a house cat, yet there are reports of wolverines taking down and killing fully grown grizzly bears. Thus, a short man with indestructable claws able to take down men who are close to seven feet tall and may posess super/magical powers or at least advanced technology being called "Wolverine", is badassedly apt. A six-foot-two guy, with a Flock of Seagulls haircut, wearing a thousand dollar designer leather jacket, who has trouble taking down Kelly Hu... ...not so much.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    it really depends on how they're doing the time travel

    by oisin5199

    If they stick to the original story and have it be time travel by 'possession' by a character's older self, then it has to be focused on someone from the FC cast who has a future counterpart. So no Kitty Pryde. That leaves Beast, Xavier, Magneto and Mystique. Unless they introduce the child Storm cameo as a main character. Or introduce Wolverinie more significantly to the FC world, which I doubt they would do. Kitty Pryde worked in the original comic because she had low level power, meaning she would have to work pretty hard to convince everyone, making her a compelling lead character. But it wouldn't work if it was Xavier, because he's too powerful. He would just brainwash everyone not to kill Senator Kelly. It wouldn't be Magneto, since he was the one planning to kill Kelly in the first place. If it's him, there's no plot. That leaves Mystique and Beast. Mystique doesn't work for the same reason as Magneto, unless she switches sides again, which would be tedious. Would Kelsey Grammer come back for another go-round if Beast is the main character? He and Ellen Page were the only ones worth anything in X3. Unless they introduce an adult Havok (yawn) or an adult Banshee (which, frankly, without the Irish brogue, also yawn). They could give some depth to one of the younger characters or add a new character that they have to take the time to develop before they introduce the future self. Too many challenges there. I say the Hank McCoy character is really the best bet, given the cast of the FC. But yes, big fucking active Sentinels that have no resemblance to Transformers, please. And maybe eventually, bring back Nightcrawler. If not Alan Cummings, someone who wears the makeup as well (no cg Nightcrawler! Just like no cg Beast!).

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    also, if the 'future' is set after X3

    by oisin5199

    then you wouldn't need Patrick Stewart, since Xavier's body is buried and his consciousness is inhabiting some random dude. Frankly, I have no idea how they're going to write themselves out of this pretzel.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    This hurts my head.....

    by Will

    ... to think about how Singer is gonna pull this off. I don't envy him one bit, well ok I do, but that's beside the point. The point is Singer's gotta bring the two casts together in order to separate the timelines. This brings up some big questions (and decisions) for Singer. The biggest of which... ....Where/how do you separate the timelines? Typically a specific event or moment defines the point of separation. Will that event be before, during, or after the originally trilogy? Is Singer willing to erase the events of his first two films in order to establish continuity? What will the event be? Will it be an on-screen event involving all the original Trilogy characters being killed? Or will it be an event that we've already seen on screen?.... Lets throw the Origins Movie out the window. So many character were destroyed in that movie (Deadpool especially) that I would prefer the world just forget that movie ever happened. But lets consider X3, because that film brings more inconsistencies to the timeline than the first two. Could the events of that film be the "disaster" the first class folks have to avoid in the new film? The biggest issue is that at the end of X3 Xavier was in someone else's body, his body was blown into tiny bits. So if Stewart is going to be playing Xavier again, and Ian playing Magneto, in whole form, not in a flashback or dream (aka Raz al Gul style) then the point of timeline separation must be before the events of X3. But he can't make the timeline separation point too early because the actors (Patrick and Ian) aren't getting any younger, and that CGI youngster look is just creepy. Either way, if Singer was smart he'd do all the fans a favor and erase the events of X3. CYCLOPS LIVES! Ok, now my head really hurts, all I can say is Good luck Singer! Don't fuck it up!

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The greatest cameo of all time was.....

    by Smerdyakov

    The Three Stooges bursting up through the floor at the end of "My Sister Eileen".

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Maybe I just don't "get" fanboys...

    by Mikey Wood

    "Wolverine being tall ruins the character" "Banshee without an accent is boring" JESUS guys...

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    re Logan's cameo

    by DocPazuzu

    It's been a while since I've seen X Men: First Class, but I seem to recall that neither Magneto nor Xavier actually got a look at Logan's face. He just told them to fuck themselves without even turning around, after which they promptly vacated the locale. I doubt anyone would recognize a voice or the back of someone's head after a few-second meeting almost 40 years earlier.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Sure...that might work...but then...

    by Darth Macchio

    Why lie or omit this information to the rest of the team? What purpose is there? And none of this has anything to do with whatever time traveling aspects (presumably) will be in Days of Future Past. Everything I'm referring to happens (or can happen) without a single moment of time travel by any involved characters. Logan meets up formally with Xavier some time after First Class yet before the events in Xmen1. Forget younger versions of either character with respect to time travel...I'm just talking about these two characters meeting each other well before their formal, presumably first time meeting in X1, and yet Xavier comports himself as if he doesn't know him. Unless, of course, these characters travel *forward* in time in which the notion of Xavier's paradox concerns play a part...tho I don't believe this happens in the comic series of the same name (haven't read it). But you are indeed correct that Xavier simply has to not say anything, to 'lie' as you said, but given there's no spoiling of future timelines in the scenario I've described, there's even less reason for Xavier to lie (omit the truth) to the whole team based on your reasoning. Though, there certainly could be reason to deceive only Logan himself given Xavier's unwillingness to assist Logan in regaining his memory later on (demonstrated in X2, etc). Xavier's reasons would be more personal and not related to avoiding paradox - but it would be the same difference. Though I still think he would not have omitted this information from the rest of the team - it could be useful, maybe even critical information, given they incorrectly thought Magneto was after Logan up to the last minute in Xmen1... All that said... I'm not looking to argue/debate with you here and, nobody knows how this is going to play out yet, where/when/how/if time travel will be used; and, beyond that, this really isn't a big deal given the very loose continuity they've been following thus far. I'm not remotely knocking these movies...just discussing *potential* unnecessary, but still rather small, plot holes. Not coming off a plot-hole obsessed batshit maniac kick either like we get from certain AICNers from time to time, natch.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    tophat - re: flock of seagulls...

    by Darth Macchio

    Hilarious way of describing it although isn't Lady Deathstrike supposed to be a major badass? And I recall more than one uninformed writeup questioning why a man is beating the shit out of women in a very physically violent way (even though she does basically kick his ass). But yeah...I can't help but kinda see Jackman's hair as EXTREME COIFFED aping the silhouette of the yellow portion on the front part of the Michigan State helmets...I've seen numerous incarnations of Logan and, at this point, likely less than half of the ones I've seen feature that Les Paul headstock/ Michigan State Wolverines hairdo. The tall thing doesn't bother me but the crying this most certainly does. The lack of going berserk WAY more often does as well. Please have Logan go berserk - Jackman won't want to do it, he's a song and dance man after all (not that there's anything wrong with that)...but this character must loose his shit and cause *major* havoc at some point (perhaps the next Wolvie solo flick if nothing else?)

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Uhhh. did anyone think this wouldnt have Wolverine in it??

    by grendel69

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    One thing we all seem to be forgetting...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...is that, when last we saw Charles Xavier, he was a displaced consciousness inside a vegetative body. Are we going to get a little bit of a resolution to that?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    mikeywood?

    by Bass Ackwards

    What are you referring to with Xavier?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Marvel, they've admitted that Iron Patriot IS in Iron Man 3.

    by Royston Lodge

    Previously, they've been denying that the red, white and blue armor is Iron Patriot, but they just posted this on their Facebook page: Get a closer look at the Iron Patriot armor from Marvel's "Iron Man 3" below, and check out three more new photos from the film now: http://bit.ly/WxGTZJ

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Who is going to play Kitty Pryde?

    by Metroid_Fetish

    Please be someone I can feel disgusted by when I masturbate to them. Some random Disney channel broad will suffice. Or maybe one of them standing on the shoulders of a midget wearing a labcoat. Fucking hot. What is this article about again?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    bass ackwards...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...at the end of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, after the credits, Xavier's voice (after he had been molecularly disassembled or whatever by Jean Grey earlier in the film) comes from the comatose man in Moira Mactaggart's hospital.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Iron Man gets drunk and hits Pepper with an empty gin bottle.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    She puts on some faggy American flag themed armor to become his arch-nemesis "Star Spangled Twat" Expect your daughters to be asking for SST dolls next Christmas instead of Barbies.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Great news - like it or not this movie needs Wolverine

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Wolverine is fairly integral to the original storyline. Healing factor allows him to not age very much so Jackman still fits the bill (and Singer demonstrated he knew how to handle the character - Wolverine pinning the soldier to the refrigerator in X-men 2 is the single best Wolverine sequence of any film). I really like how this is shaping up - my biggest question is are they actually going to try and create full sized Sentinels - that will be difficult to pull off without it seeming really goofy.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    regressive

    by thefreshestthing

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Is this really news?

    by Jobacca

    I remember hearing,back before The Wolverine started production,that Jackman had made a deal with FOX that he would reprise his role in another X-Men movie if they allowed him and whoever the hell the director is more creative freedom to deliver a better movie than the last Wolverine flick. I thought the internet had already confirmed that Jackman was going to be in the First Class sequel before either of those flicks even started production? Either way,glad he's back...he owns the role now,and hopefully will be playing the character for a long,long time to come(and hopefully we'll get to see him on the screen alongside RDJ's Tony Stark...)

  • represent!

  • When he pulled chicks like Jean Grey, Mariko Yashida, Yukio, etc. He did it not with male model looks...but with character. That made a pretty big statement for a kid like me back then. It said you didn't have to look like Scott Summers (tall, studly) to earn respect and admiration from men and women alike. This aspect coincided with the underlying message of the X-men regarding appearances, tolerance and fitting-in. It was "okay" to look different, because it was what was "inside" that counted. When the movies completely wiped their ass with this concept by conforming to the majority...I chuckled to myself and moved on...it is HollyWood afterall.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    BOOOOORRRRRINNNNNNNNNNNGGGG!

    by chien_sale

    Wolverine sucks so much right now, both in movies and comics.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    The x-men are all male models.

    by tradeskilz

    Aren't they handsome?

  • couple years back, where he shredded people to a pulp. Rothman, being an anti-smoking advocate, wouldn't even let him have a lit stogie in his own flick, despite his healing factor.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    ^ The Wolverine Origins video game from 2009 was really great.

    by Autodidact

    Wolverine's claws work the way they really would in that game. There are limbs and guts flying everywhere, guys cut in half or their heads cut off. It's a bloody mess. A real wolverine movie would have to be rated R if you want to show any kind of realistic take on what it means to have six unbreakable and impossibly sharp claws attached to your body. His healing factor is fairly well represented in the game too... Logan gets big holes in his body and you can see his Adamantium skeleton underneath.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    No timeline problems for Pro X and Wolverine

    by bobbofatz

    Professor X knows what Logan looks like even though he did not get a look at his face after the "Fuck off" scene. Presumably Pro X sees everything with his mind. The future Pro X simply does not want to disrupt the future Logans thought process with a revelation of a meeting in the past that has been lost. And for those who want a short hairy Wolverine, may I be the first one to suggest Danny Devito.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    booger_t: I stand corrected! (apologies fer that!)

    by Darth Macchio

    Always like the Wolverines..admittedly from their mascot and team logo as well as the colors moreso than their record and performance on the field. But I always thought they had the sweetest helmets in both college and the nfl.

  • That is an unparalleled run of continuity, especially in the modern age. Fans love to complain about continuity, but then also scream for recasting!

  • Shit, one of the X-Men standards is to fuck up timelines like it was making a sandwich. Anyone notice them bringing the original five X-men to the present day in the comics? Get over it. The fact that they are even trying something as bold as this is a good sign. The masses will get it because they know the original movies, and comic fans should get it because they know the X-Men's relationship with time travel is as important as the fact they are one huge dysfunctional family unit.

  • Jedirob FTW!

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Jackman's the best at what he does

    by cromulent

    and that's milking this Wolverine thing as much as he can...

  • The cameo was fun, but please, please,this time, let Wolverine be mean. And hairy. And stand-offish. And get the WETA boys in there to make Jackman look shorter. Please.

  • I won't judge the flick before I see it... But.. the casting Old and Nu versions sounds like a way to imitate a 5 movie build up without making a 5 movie build-up IMO... Only speculating..

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    ^ not a cameo

    by Autodidact

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I was hoping for a re-cast

    by Marcus

    Hugh Jackman does the best he possibly can to play a character that he really isn't fit to play which is why there will always be this parallel rift as to whether he's good in the role or not. He plays Wolverine well and in some ways does look the part too. But the fact is, you need a guy who can be more gruff, more badass and be that "runt" that Wolvernine has been taunted by his enemies of being. Jackman is a tall, lean "leading man" type which isn't what this character needed. Wolverine is cast as a leading man character due to his popularity but essentially he's Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings and needs an actor who can play him as such.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I thought nothing could be worse than X-Men 3

    by Keith

    But Origins: Wolverine managed it. A monumental achievement.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Nextactionhero

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    So you wan't Joe Pesci? (I kid) Basically anyone in Hollywood fit to play what you describe is not a leading man type. And they are not gonna cast the most popular X-Men character with a non leading man type actor. I think Jackman is fine. Unless they do an Old Man Logan movie. Then a recast is mandatory.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    So easy to retcon all paradoxes now!!

    by IKilledSuperman

    Amazing idea. Not only will we finally see true Sentinels, but also all the nonsense from X3 will be explained away as one of many possible timelines. Genius! Come on, if Bobby Ewing could do it, certainly Xavier can too. Just have one Mutant showing us the different timelines as alternate while they look for the right one to use in their "timetravel". So easy..

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Just imagine..

    by IKilledSuperman

    ..scenes from X3 appearing flimmering in the air and the X-men say "nope, wrong timeline. Our Professor wasn´t killed by Jean Grey. Next timeline, please!" That would make for a killer-scene. It could even show glimpses of other classic stories like the brood invasion, Xíar space battles etc etc. Oh well, we all know that Singer movies never go really epic. A shame. Someone like Cameron should do this.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    After watching X2 last night, Singer is an amazing director.

    by ganymede3010

    I'm not saying he's perfect however. There's some things he's gotten wrong (Cyclops) but the majority of that movie was damn near flawless. I thought I liked First Class better than X2 but after re-watching it it's still the king. Singer is going to make an incredible film, you can bank on that. The only department he needs to improve in is implementing more action sequences.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Poor Old Sir Patrick

    by FloristGump

    As if 'handing over the torch' in his 'other' franchise wasn't enough, now he's about to do a 'Star Trek Generations' all over again.