Confirmed: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to appear in next ‘X-Men’ movie

Director Bryan Singer announces that Jackman has joined the cast for 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine is to feature in the next X-Men film.

Last month (November 2012), it was reported that Jackman was in negotiations to make an appearance in the upcoming sequel, titled X Men: Days Of Future Past. Now director Bryan Singer has confirmed Jackman’s role on Twitter, posting:

Jackman has already made five appearances as Wolverine in X-Men films, including an uncredited cameo in last year’s X-Men: First Class. His own spin-off movie, simply titled The Wolverine, is due for release next July (2013).

Meanwhile, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is set to begin shooting early next year (2013). Last month (November 2012), Singer made another casting announcement on Twitter, revealing that the film has roles for X-Men veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen – as well as current stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

However, Patrick Stewart has since claimed that “Bryan let the cat out of the bag on Twitter”. Speaking earlier this month (December 2012), he insisted: “I know nothing about this project. [But] I’m hoping that might change in the future.”