‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Director Says The Wolverine Scene is More “Pivotal” Than You Might Think

By April 26, 2016

Yesterday’s final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse ended with quite a shocking reveal for a number of comic book fans out there, as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was confirmed to be returning onscreen in the film, with one final shot of the character’s iconic adamantium claws being unleashed. Which, if I’m being honest, I would have been more than okay with not seeing until the film’s release next month.

It turns out, despite some previous reports as well, that Wolverine’s role in the film, while still brief, contains something much more important and substantial for the entire X-Men universe than we might have thought, which happens in that particular scene, according to director Bryan Singer.

The filmmaker spoke about Wolverine’s scene in the film with Empire recently, saying the following:

“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.”

There’s no telling what Singer might mean when he says that the scene marks the “birth of a new direction”, especially since Jackman is set to reprise the Wolverine role for the final time next year, in the possibly R-rated Wolverine 3.

Singer is clearly being cagey about what’s he’s allowed to say about the scene and what he’s not, but after Days of Future Past seemed to tease a possible important change in Wolverine’s story, there’s no telling how this new scene in particular might feed into not only the final Wolverine film, but also the rest of the X-Men films as well.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theatres on May 27th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Jose L Garcia

    I think it’s Wolverine but not Hugh Jackman.