Hugh Jackman Talks ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Hugh Jackman likes to talk. He likes to talk a lot. You can’t blame the guy for getting excited about his projects (he does get to play a superhero on a regular basis, after all), but he’s getting close to Michael Caine levels of hype-infused bean-spilling. The Jackman “Talking Things Up Tour” continued this week, with the star answering a few questions about the upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
Since the questions came from the Daily Mail, they aren’t particularly creative or original or really worth paying attention to, but Jackman’s effusive gabbing about the movie should get fanboys’ heads to pull an ‘Exorcist’ and spin about 360 degrees…but out of excitement, not Satanic posession.
“Every other actor who’s ever put on a superhero uniform will be in it…There’s an element of time travel and, naturally, it will be action-packed.”
It goes without saying that the new ‘X-Men movie will be action-packed and we knew it was going to involve time travel because the comic book storyline the film is based on famous involves traveling to the future, but that first sentence should give us plenty to chew on. We know that film will somehow blend the casts of ‘X-Men: First Class’ with the actors who kickstarted the franchise in the first place, but are we looking at some kind of mass-reunion here? Just how many past characters will pop back up? Personally, all we ask is that they pay Alan Cumming whatever he’s asking for so we can get more Nightcrawler.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ will be directed by Bryan Singer and will hit theaters in 2014. Expect Hugh Jackman to talk about it a lot before then.