It's officially official: Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Though reports of the actor's involvement in the highly-anticipated "First Class" sequel surfaced late last month, fans have nevertheless been waiting for a more decisive confirmation from the powers-that-be. That confirmation has finally come down via director Bryan Singer, who tweeted this evening: "I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come..."
In addition to the old guard mentioned previously, "First Class" cast members James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult are also on tap to reprise their roles in the sequel, which sees Singer returning to the "X-Men" fold after sitting out the last two entries in the franchise.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is slated for release on July 18, 2014.
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