Hugh Jackman to Return to 'Future Past' in New 'X-Men'

[caption id="attachment_18111" align="alignleft" width="300"]Hugh Jackman in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Fox[/caption]

Director Bryan Singer is taking the title of his latest "X-Men" film, "Days of Future Past," very literally.

First he signed up both Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X from the original "X-Men" trilogy. And now he's returning to the future past again, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer is currently in negotiations to bring Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine as well.

Sorry, "Looper," but the award for the best use of time travel in film just got claimed.

Of course, you may be wondering just what this all means for the stars of last year's franchise reboot, namely James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. After all, their incarnations of the X-Men were last seen preventing the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, which normally might make it a bit difficult for them to co-star alongside their present-day counterparts.

But that's where time travel comes into play; based on the classic storyline from the original Marvel comics, "Days of Future Past" shows a terrible future where the X-Men are hunted down by an evil totalitarian government. And the only people who can stop this from happening are, of course, the X-Men of the past, thanks to a some time traveling shenanigans, meaning the stars of both series will have plenty to do.

If Jackman does end up signing on, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is pretty much going to have the best of every possible world, with fans of the original trilogy, the new reboot and the comics all getting exactly what they want.

A director who can actually satisfy and exceed fanboy expectations? Looks like Singer might have the most amazing mutant power of them all.