Bryan Singer is a man who likes to keep a pretty tight guard over his films while they’re in production – including upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. That’s not to say that the director is averse to occasionally having the curtain pulled back a little, but he prefers to pull it back himself. Aside from a few low resolution candid pictures of Professor Xavier’s new cast of young mutants, virtually all of the set photos so far have come from Singer himself.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has always been one of the centerpieces of the X-Men cinematic universe, so much so that he’s the only mutant so far to appear in his own standalone movies (though it won’t stay that way for much longer). The actor’s cameo in X-Men: First Class was a fun surprise for fans, but Singer denied that Jackman would be in the movie even after he was spotted leaving the set. Jackman himself has been acting coy about whether or not he’ll appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, but it looks like someone may have given the game away.
A few weeks ago, leather goods store KikaNY posted designs for a duffle backpack on Instagram with an excited caption stating, “We were just asked to make a special duffle backpack for Hugh Jackman who is filming the new X MEN movie in Montreal.” At the time the post went by unnoticed, but it was picked up today by ComicBook.com.
KikaNY has since confirmed to Screen Rant that the backpack is for Jackman’s personal use, rather than being a prop for X-Men: Apocalypse, and that the information about Jackman filming the movie came from the producer of an on-site photo shoot. Check out the original post below.
It makes sense that a popular character like Wolverine, who has appeared in every single one of the X-Men movies so far, would have at least a small role in X-Men: Apocalypse. The fact that he was asked to keep it secret suggests that it will only be a cameo, similar to his brief scene in X-Men: First Class. As always it’s important to note that just because an actor has filmed a scene, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the scene will end up in the movie (at least, not in the theatrical cut).
This shouldn’t be taken as 100% confirmation of Wolverine’s presence in X-Men: Apocalypse, but it certainly adds evidence to the already strong likelihood of him making a cameo appearance. To be honest, we just want to see as much of him as possible before Jackman retires from the role.
Fantastic Four opens on August 7, 2015; Deadpool on February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit on October 7, 2016; Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018.