In an interview with ComingSoon.Net/SuperHeroHype, actor Hugh Jackman gave us another reason to be excited about next week’s release of The Wolverine: “If you stay on after the credits you get to see a nice little preview for Bryan’s next film.”
He is, of course, referring to Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, both a sequel to X-Men: First Class and Singer’s original X-Men cinematic universe. It will mark the eight screen outing for both the X-Men and Jackman as Wolverine, the only actor to have appeared in all of the films in the franchise. From Jackman’s report, both Singer and cast are enjoying the chance to once again be back together on and off screen:
“It has been phenomenal. He’s just loving it. I think all of the actors who were in it before just love being back together and everyone is excited about it. It’s a really great story, great concept, and in my position as Wolverine, I get to act with them all. I mean it’s truly one of the great ensembles I think ever put together, so I’m really having a great time.”
While the next film will be loosely based on Chris Claremont‘s Days of Future Past arc, originally published in The Uncanny X-Men #142 and #143, Jackman says to expect changes from the source material. Just as The Wolverine is taken from Claremont and Frank Miller’s 1982 miniseries, along with the epilogue to the “Japan Saga” in Uncanny X-Men #172 and #173.
“Fair to say there are a few differences and fans like that. I don’t think fans necessarily want the comic book lifted onto film. You need to keep them guessing and keep them excited too and also make it work in a filmic language, not just the comic book language.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for released on 23 May 2014 from Fox.