Wolverine's X-Men: Apocalypse Role Will be More Than Just a Cameo

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 12:44PM
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X-Men: Apocalypse
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 12:44PM
Wolverine's X-Men: Apocalypse Role Will be More Than Just a Cameo
Yesterday, the final trailer for Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse landed online, bringing with it the long-awaited confirmation that Wolverine would be making an appearance before Hugh Jackman's final outing in the X-Men movieverse. But, despite the fact that Jackman himself shared the footage of Wolverine's claws on his Instagram account, many are starting to speculate that we're being led on, suggesting that the claws actually belong to someone other than the man who has played Wolverine for the last 16 years.

Key to that speculation are comments from director Bryan Singer who did his best to add a veil of mystery to the footage we saw in yesterday's trailer.

Opening quote
"Make of that what you want," Singer told Empire. "I will say, it's not simple. There's something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It's not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in."
Closing quote

When pressed on the matter of who owns those shiny claws, Singer simply replied with this cryptic statement: 

Opening quote
"It's not the only shot you're gonna see, let's put it that way."
Closing quote

X-Men: Apocalypse has been labeled by Singer as the conclusion to a trilogy of movies that kicked off with X-Men: First Class, so it's interesting to hear him talking about how the May 27th release will set up a whole new era of X-Men storytelling. It's widely thought that X-Men Apocalypse will feature the person responsible for taking on the Wolverine mantle after Hugh Jackman has hung up his adamantium, and it could be that Singer has just given the strongest indication yet that this will be the case.

Personally, there seems very little doubt that the claws in the image above belong to Hugh Jackman, but it certainly seems more and more likely that there will be a passing of the torch at some point in the movie. How that happens, though, that's anybody's guess.

Either way, we've not got long left to wait, because X-Men: Apocalypse is released in North America on May 27th, while certain markets like the UK, France, and Italy will get to lay their eyes on it from May 18th.
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