Earlier today, we reported how Peter Dinklage had been selected to play an unspecified part in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. The sequel to X-Men: First Class takes place both in the past and the future, so you'll be seeing a lot of familiar faces as well like Iceman, Shadowcat, and most importantly, Wolverine. Hugh Jackman will be returning to the role that made him a household name and he described the process of getting hired to work on Days of Future Past to the Hollywood Reporter.
(I) first heard about it around October or November . I was literally finishing 'The Wolverine' and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me...There was no way I was not going to be part of that.
Jackman hasn't yet seen a finished screenplay and was instead given an eight page long treatment.
What encouraged me most about this little snippet was that Jackman let out his enthusiasm for the whole thing. As a common producer on the X-Men films, I don't think he's made the most responsible choices for the scripts that get through, but he still does care about the character, and that makes him pretty cool in my book.
The Wolverine, Jackman's next X-Men film, is set for a July 26, 2013 release. Days of Future Past will be released on July 18, 2014.