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Hugh Jackman all hyped about 'X-Men' and may return after 'Wolverine 3'

According to Comic Book Movie on Friday, Hugh Jackman has joined the cast and crew of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" during the premiere in New York only to be completely fired up about the Marvel Studios franchise. In fact, the energy and positive experience he's had up to this point has made him consider moving along with the Logan character even beyond the "Wolverine 3" movie.

Hugh Jackman as Logan in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox, used with permission

It was once thought that Jackman was considering leaving his claws behind after the third "Wolverine" installment, but now the fickleness of human nature has taken hold as he's "less sure" about leaving the character. Apparently even 14 years of portraying the role Jackman feels he's starting over with a "clean slate." He's also currently slated to appear in "X-Men: Apocalypse" in 2016 as well. "Wolverine 3" is slated for 2017. After all the ruckus of the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" premiere, Jackman could be having a change of heart.

"At one point, you're right, I said I was pretty sure (about leaving the role). But I'm less sure as it goes along. Because after seeing this movie, the whole thing feels fresher to me than ever. And during this movie...I don't want to spoil anything, but it's kind of like a clean slate, so who knows where it's going to go. As long as I have the passion for it, and the fans will have me."

There isn't any studio confirmation of this, but this is the next best thing. Jackman is quite iconic in nature for the character and one shouldn't sell Marvel Studios short for considering him for future "X-Men" franchises since he's reconsidering the role himself.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" starts off in the dystopian society of Earth. There appears to be a post-Sentinel occupation of the planet as the very last few remaining mutants remain in existence. Magneto, played by Ian McKellen, only joins forces Professor Charles Xavier, played by Patrick Stewart, in the future when the threat of mutant extinction is at hand. Kitty Pryde, played by Ellen Page, uses her mutant ability to send Logan back to the Nixon administration where Bolivar Trask is researching a weapon meant to wipe out mutants. It's up to Logan to convince the younger Professor X, portrayed by James McAvoy, of things yet to come.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters come May 23.

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