Fans wondering how substantial Hugh Jackman’s role in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will be apparenty needn’t worry. In a wide-ranging feature interview with Hollywood Reporter while the actor was bulking up in preparation for reprising his role, the Hollywood trade describes Wolverine’s part in the film as large and that it came “out of the blue.”
"I first heard about it around October or November ," Jackman tells THR. "I was literally finishing The Wolverine and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me."
The Hollywood Reporter then describes the role as “large” and one that “reunited him with many of the original cast.”
"There was no way I was not going to be part of that,” Jackman says, adding that he still has not read a finished screenplay, but only an eight-page synopsis of the story.
It’s possible Days could be a swansong for Jackman as Wolverine, however, as THR reports he is not committed to any more Wolverine or X-Men films beyond it. While not ruling out a return to the franchise, he tells THR after filming he needs to spend substantial time home.X-Men: Days of Future Past begins shooting mid-April in Montreal. TOMORROWLAND Gets a Villain? The extremely secretive Tomorrowland from Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof & Jeff Jensen still doesn't have a plot out in the open. But it does look like they have a villain to go up against George Clooney's starring role in the film. Hugh Laurie, most well-known for his role as the doctor with an attitude and pill addiction on House is in talks to star as the film's antagonist, also according to THR. And that's it, they admit. Nothing else new to report just yet. OBLIVION Goes International A new International trailer for Tom Cruise's adaptation of the Radical comic book by Arvid Nelson and Joseph Kosinski. Star Wars fans should be taking note, as Michael Arndt, currently writing Episode VII, also is one of the screenwriters on this film, giving them a look at what he does with science fiction environments. The movie's coming April 12th in IMAX and April 19th wide. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!