Wolverine was announced a year ago to be included in the latest installment in the X-Men universe, X-Men: Apocalypse. However, it was unsure of how long Wolverine would return to the big screen or how important his role would be in the movie. The final trailer for the film featured a short cameo at the end, in which Wolverine made his first appearance in the film. Unfortunately, information has yet to be released regarding his role, but the film’s director Bryan Singer briefly touched on the character in an interview. Singer was stated, saying:
“What’s really nice about his cameo is that he’s the Wolverine you’ve never seen before. He’s truly Weapon X. Not just the guy coming out of the tank, but the weapon.”
While even just this little bit of information served to reveal a great deal of important information, Singer elaborated on this statement:
“There were a lot of different versions. I didn’t feel pressured to put Wolverine in this movie because I feel like there’s so many great characters in the X-Men Universe that we probably could have made a movie without Wolverine and it still would have been an engaging film. We talked about a lot of different versions. There was a version where he got introduced in the middle of the movie and became this sort of drill sergeant for the kids, but that felt like it stepped on Raven’s role of becoming the leader to the kids. There were two or three different incarnations that we tried, but none of them felt quite right. As we were constructing the movie, we always imagined that they were abducted and taken [to Alkali Lake] and that Weapon X would be there and you’d see something that you’ve never really seen in these movies before which is the full on, out of control, animalistic, stripped down Wolverine.”
After the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the entire X-Men cinematic universe’s timeline has been altered, meaning any of the characters in Apocalypse are able to be changed in comparison to the characters of the previous movies, including Wolverine. This will allow viewers to see versions of the characters never before seen on the big screen. According to Bryan Singer, viewers will see a new version of the Wolverine which many fans have been asking for for years; the violent and rage induced Wolverine.
X-Men: Apocalypse will premiere in theaters on May 27th.
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