The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse revealed that Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine, but when HeyUGuys’ own Cassam Looch caught up with director Bryan Singer and writer and producer Simon Kinberg, he managed to get some even more intriguing intel on Hugh Jackman’s return to this iconic role. Needless to say, comic book fans should be excited!
Asked about what we should expect from Wolverine here, Singer promised that it will be a very different take on Logan to what we’re used to; in fact, it sounds like he’ll be in full on Beserker Mode. “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.”
Kinberg meanwhile shed some light on how they went about bringing him into the movie.
“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.”
Most intriguing though was what Kinberg went on to say about a meeting between Wolverine and the young Jean Grey. “That suddenly became very interesting to us and this notion that there could be this moment between him and Jean which could be really rich as well.” With her being just a teenager in this movie, hopefully that exchange isn’t a romantic one!
Singer teased the after-credits scene, dropping a hint about how we should expect to see it set up the future of the X-Men Universe in some way. “We got a concept that we really wanted and it’s a nice little set up for…something.” The Wolverine 3? Gambit? Deadpool 2? We’ll find out when X-Men: Apocalypse is released in the UK on May 18th.