Originally Posted by X-Maniac
In fairness, Jackman wasn't 'announced' at all.
Negotiations are still under way with several actors and it just so happened that the Hollywood Reporter's sources (probably a casting agency) let slip that he was in talks. Neither Fox nor Singer announced this at all.
Also, notice that Jackman was not among the names mentioned by Singer in the first wave of names. That might suggest those first names are the most crucial to the story.
You don't announce someone Is In talks for a small role.
Ian Mckellen wasn't first lord of the rings actor confirmed to return for hobbit yet he Is one seen most In trailers.
Wolverine may only be In future part of film but It won't be a cameo.In talks means his people and Fox are working on his deal.