Mike Fleming

It’s not that much of a surprise, but Bryan Singer last night took to Twitter to confirm that Hugh Jackman will put on his claws and play Wolverine in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Jackman, who’s about to open as Jean Valjean in the Oscar-bait picture Les Miserables, joins Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who are also reprising the roles they originated in the first X-Men, which Singer directed. I’m sure that more of that original core cast will be back — paging Halle Berry, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn — but Singer has become infatuated with Twitter and wants to dole out the info as he locks in cast. I’m just glad he’s back in the saddle because his first two X-Men films were the best of the bunch. Here’s his tweet:

@BryanSinger

I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come…

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