We're going to be seeing a lot of Wolverine in the next couple of years since is set to unleash his adamantium claws and punch bad guys in the face in both The Wolverine and then 's X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The Aussie actor spoke to EW recently about reprising the iconic role and why Days of Future Past is going to be awesome, saying:
I must admit I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts. They told me the idea and, at the time, it was [directing]. Instantly, I knew it was a winner. It just felt like everything was coming full circle. However, I must admit my stomach and my mind were like, 'Oh no.'
Vaughn has since dropped out of the project to be replaced by , reuniting actor and director for the first time since X2. Jackman has read the script for Days of Future Past and although plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, Jackson admitted that it's going to blow us away:
I've read it - It's really really fantastic. I owe, in a way, everything to Bryan. The first film I did in America was X-Men. Wolverine is a character I've loved playing and I can' believe it's going to be my seventh time playing it. It just blows me away. It not only feels like the right kind of project, it actually is so exciting that we'll all be back together again. I don't want to give away too much but I'm really excited not only to reunite with all those great actors but also to work with some of the other ones.
Day of Future Past will see mutants old and new reunite and is slated for release July 18, 2014. The Wolverine will be tearing it up at theaters a little earlier, when it lands July 26th this year.