X-Men: Days of Future Past continues whetting the appetites of fans with tweet-teasing temerity by brief glimpses of important things and characters. The latest reveal of director, Bryan Singer gives us our first look via Twit-pic of what to expect from Hugh Jackman's return to the X-Men fold as Wolverine in next summer's mega-mutant movie spectacular.
Of course, we'll be seeing Jackman's Wolverine sooner, rather than later when solo sequel, The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26. Fresh from that performance and likely still in gym shape, the jacked-up Jackman steps in front of the camera to once again be a team player in this time-bending sequel that stars just about everyone from the X-Men movie mythos. In fact, for Jackman, Days will be the SEVENTH time he plays Marvel's adamantium-aligned assbeater, counting the hilarious cameo in 2011's X-Men: First Class. So, after being bombarded by the Japanatastic trailer for The Wolverine, as well as the unending barrage of the film's anti-shirt teaser posters, one may be inclined to ask what's so special about this latest photo of Jackman's Wolverine. One word: Jacket. Specifically, this film's representation of the bomber jacket that the older Logan sports in the original Days comic book storyline and quite memorably on the iconic cover of the January 1981 issue of The Uncanny X-Men #141 (see above).
Another interesting aspect of this picture is what we do not see; namely the entire front of Jackman's face. In the comic book storyline depicting a future dystopia, Wolverine, despite his virtual mutant-endowed immortality, appears far more grizzled and aged, even sporting streaks of gray on his temples. It just may be the case that more poignant surprises regarding Jackman's look are being saved for another day...of future past...or something.
X-Men: Days of Future Past still manages to make fashion statements while time-traveling and fighting giant robots when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014. Check out the new picture of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine (well his back, anyway) just below.
"Uh...Hugh, I thought we agreed that Wolverine was going to wear pants in this movie."