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Bryan Singer vaguely discusses Wolverine's role in X-Men: Apocalypse

04.26.2016

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Now that we've gotten a chance to peep the final trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, we know for a fact that Hugh Jackman will be showing up in some capacity as Wolverine. However, that's the extent of our knowledge. We don't exactly know what he'll be doing there, how much of a role he might have or what his involvement might mean for the greater X-MEN Universe, given Jackman's time as the character is running short (He'll be done as of the next solo Wolverine film). 

Of course that has led to some digging on the matter with Empire hoping to get concrete answers from director Bryan Singer... as if he was going to provide them. However, Singer did answer with enough vagueness to say something without really saying anything that should keeps fans speculating on what he actually meant right up until the film's release.

Make of that what you want. 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… It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way.

Not simple? Something more pivotal? Birth of a new direction? Not insignifiant but not a throw-in? What the hell does any or some or all of this mean? Your guess is as good as mine, but we'll find out with much more clarity when X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hits theaters on May 27. Commence your month of speculation.

 

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10:08AM on 04/27/2016
My guess on the scene, and this is based on seeing Stryker earlier in the film, is that Cyclops and Jean Grey are taken by Weapon X at some point in the film. The program already has Wolverine and is testing on him. Wolverine then helps them to break out. This will serve to perhaps course-correct Wolverine Origins and help to explain how Wolverine would be ingratiated into the X-Men from the 90's up to the present day.
My guess on the scene, and this is based on seeing Stryker earlier in the film, is that Cyclops and Jean Grey are taken by Weapon X at some point in the film. The program already has Wolverine and is testing on him. Wolverine then helps them to break out. This will serve to perhaps course-correct Wolverine Origins and help to explain how Wolverine would be ingratiated into the X-Men from the 90's up to the present day.
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9:05AM on 04/27/2016
My guess is that it some how ties into the 3rd Wolverine movie and also a bit of the weapon X program.
My guess is that it some how ties into the 3rd Wolverine movie and also a bit of the weapon X program.
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12:49AM on 04/27/2016

That screenshot @ the end of the trailer leads me to assume...

...that Singer is putting his own stamp on Wolverine's Weapon X origin. (Which is a good thing after the god-awful turd we got back in 2009) Even if it's only a couple minutes in the grand scheme of the "Apocalypse" storyline...I'll be looking forward to it.

I don't blame "Origins" director Gavin Hood or writer David Benioff for how shitty "Wolverine: Origins" turned out to be....*THAT* fault lies squarely on the shoulders of former 20th Century Fox Exec. (& noted batshit crazy human being)
...that Singer is putting his own stamp on Wolverine's Weapon X origin. (Which is a good thing after the god-awful turd we got back in 2009) Even if it's only a couple minutes in the grand scheme of the "Apocalypse" storyline...I'll be looking forward to it.

I don't blame "Origins" director Gavin Hood or writer David Benioff for how shitty "Wolverine: Origins" turned out to be....*THAT* fault lies squarely on the shoulders of former 20th Century Fox Exec. (& noted batshit crazy human being) Tom Rothman.

So, hurry the fuck up, May 27th! Let the Adamantium fur fly!
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5:40PM on 04/26/2016

I'm calling it

It won't be Hugh, it will be a new actor taking over the mantle of the Wolverine.
It won't be Hugh, it will be a new actor taking over the mantle of the Wolverine.
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5:50PM on 04/26/2016
He's listed as Wolvie on IMDB....then again they are about as useful for info nowadays as google is.
He's listed as Wolvie on IMDB....then again they are about as useful for info nowadays as google is.
6:37PM on 04/26/2016
That's the vibe I'm getting too. However, Jackman's Wolverine ended up in both timelines at the end of DOFP which is kind of confusing.
That's the vibe I'm getting too. However, Jackman's Wolverine ended up in both timelines at the end of DOFP which is kind of confusing.
8:28AM on 04/27/2016
Hugh Jackman posted that shot on his Facebook page a few hours before the trailer was released...
Hugh Jackman posted that shot on his Facebook page a few hours before the trailer was released...
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5:06PM on 04/26/2016

Huge problem in Hollywood

Not reading this article nor its comments but just wanted to say how disappointing it is that the industry is not only spoiling stuff like this in trailers now, but then adding insult to injury by adding more comments on/around the spoiler, thus spoiling it even MORE. I'm not being a "hater" or "trolling" - I support this franchise and love this website (JoBlo is just doing their job here - full respect to them) but this is honestly a huge problem. Unlike Spidey in Civil War, there was no prior
Not reading this article nor its comments but just wanted to say how disappointing it is that the industry is not only spoiling stuff like this in trailers now, but then adding insult to injury by adding more comments on/around the spoiler, thus spoiling it even MORE. I'm not being a "hater" or "trolling" - I support this franchise and love this website (JoBlo is just doing their job here - full respect to them) but this is honestly a huge problem. Unlike Spidey in Civil War, there was no prior confirmation that Wolverine was in this movie. I get that they have a responsibility to sell tickets, and Jackman = $$$, but why not keep that a secret until maybe the 2nd weekend it's in theaters? The studios and the press need to quit ruining shit like this.
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2:42AM on 04/27/2016
It's the price of participating at the cutting edge of pop culture, I'm afraid. Show a young person today Terminator and Terminator 2, and you'll blow their mind that Arnie's the hero in the second one. But if you were there when they were released, you were already spoiled - all the ads gave it away. If anything, trailers have gotten *better* at not spoiling the audience, instead of worse. Shit, in the 50s, most trailers just literally summarized the movie. Like with a voice over telling
It's the price of participating at the cutting edge of pop culture, I'm afraid. Show a young person today Terminator and Terminator 2, and you'll blow their mind that Arnie's the hero in the second one. But if you were there when they were released, you were already spoiled - all the ads gave it away. If anything, trailers have gotten *better* at not spoiling the audience, instead of worse. Shit, in the 50s, most trailers just literally summarized the movie. Like with a voice over telling you how it ends. Be glad we don't live in THAT era!
4:46PM on 04/26/2016
Even with people not sold on several things with this X-Men movie, neither were people on DOFP. I think X-Men Apocalypse will surprise people on how good it will be.
Even with people not sold on several things with this X-Men movie, neither were people on DOFP. I think X-Men Apocalypse will surprise people on how good it will be.
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4:39PM on 04/26/2016
Glad to see Wolverine is back even if it's in a minor role. Considering how they left things with his past self at the end of DOFP, it was inevitable that he would pop up in Apocalypse in some fashion.
Glad to see Wolverine is back even if it's in a minor role. Considering how they left things with his past self at the end of DOFP, it was inevitable that he would pop up in Apocalypse in some fashion.
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