Hugh Jackman officially signs on to 'X Men: Days of Future Past,' director Bryan Singer confirms

By Gina DiFalco,

Hugh Jackman has been getting Oscar buzz for his starring role in Les Miserables, but the actor has just officially signed on to another exciting project – X Men: Days of Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer confirmed the casting in a tweet, writing “I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come...”

Jackman, 44, will be reprising his role as Wolverine in the X Men movie, Just Jared reports, which is the sequel to X-Men: First Class, which Jackman appeared in very briefly.

This new X Men film is based on the Days of Future Past comic book issues #141 and #142, and it’s being written by Simon Kinberg.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will return to this project as Magneto and Professor X and Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult will also return, Deadbolt reports.

The film will hit theaters July 18, 2014.

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