‘X-Men: First Class’ Doesn’t Need A Wolverine Cameo

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The first team-based X-Men film in five years debuts next summer in X-Men: First Class. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by franchise-starter Bryan Singer, First Class takes us to the 1960s where Professor X and Magneto meet, become friends and begin their journey down separate interconnected paths.

While all four X-Men movies to date have starred Hugh Jackman as the fierce but lovable Wolverine, First Class marks the first installment without the Aussie actor. Or does it?

X-Men: First Class has been shooting in London for sometime but production is set to move to Jekyll Island, Georgia soon where it shoot for the rest of the year. Conveniently enough, Comic Book Movie found a Facebook posting where someone claimed over the weekend to have driven Hugh Jackman from the set on Jekyll Island to the airport.

Knowing that Fox – and other studios with comic book franchises – like to use cameos and guest appearances to generate hype and tie films together, it was only a matter of time before Wolverine rumors started popping up, regardless of how credible the sources are.

Our friend David Bentley of The Geek Files however, reports that Bryan Singer has shot down the rumor already. At a recent screening, Singer talked about X-Men: First Class and made clear that Wolverine won’t be in it.

“He’s not in the movie, he’s in the Wolverine movies.”

Fox’s response to an inquiry on the matter points out that this may not even be possible if they haven’t begun shooting there.

“X-Men hasn’t started shooting in Georgia yet and if Hugh was in Georgia, it wasn’t for this movie.”

From a story perspective, it makes little to no sense to have Wolverine included in First Class but it’s certainly plausible for a very brief cameo appearance to help market the film and Wolverine 2 which enters into production early next year.

With an entirely new cast and direction for the franchise, I’d rather Singer and Vaughn distance themselves from the franchise as it stands since moviegoers have been handed two weak films in a row ever since Singer dropped out of X-Men: The Last Stand. Let each creative team have their own chance at a fresh take with First Class, Wolverine 2 and Deadpool.

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

X-Men: First Class opens in theaters June 3, 2011.

Source: The Geek Files

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  1. PLEASE RYAN COME BACK TO THE DEADPOOL MOVIE!!!!

    Ok just needed that out.

  2. “X-Men: First Class” doesn’t even need to come out, IMO

    • I’m with you foopher this movie would be much better if it were just cancelled

    • Agreed

      • Oh come on. We haven’t seen a single frame of footage! Give it a chance before you condemn it, man!

    • Agree.

      • Me too. But I also agree on the fact, that this movie doesn´t need a Wolverine cameo. That would f**k up the continuity even more, than it already is…

        • Not necessarily…say, for instance, you see modern-day Xavier School kitchen, and Wolverine asks one of the other characters from X-Men (pre-Wolvie) how this all got started…cue flashback and…

  3. Good. I love him as Wolverine but he doesn’t need to be in every movie.

  4. Having wolverine in there would mess up the plot and timeline with the previous movies. So no he doesn’t need to be there.

    • they already messed up the whole time line lmao whats the point anyway

  5. Too much wolverine… I dont know what else to say to convince marvel…

    • Agreed. Wolverine doesn’t need to be the star of or have a cameo in every X-men movie. There are plenty of other X-men characters that could benefit from getting a chance to shine.

      • yh..

  6. This will be such crapfest…I swear the script was written by Peter Griffin. I am still waiting to see if they add the mexican super friends lol lol!

  7. I’m OK with Wolverine not being in this movie. He’s starred in 4 X-Men movies now. Give someone else a shot.

  8. Given the fact that Wolverine joins the X-Men in the first movie and this takes place BEFORE it, no Wolverine makes a lot of sense.

    • If your talking to me than you miss read my comment. I was saying including Wolverine would make no sense, but that it’s the only way I’d see it. I agree that no wolverine makes sense, but it also takes away the only thing that would make the crappy looking first class worth a shot.

  9. I think considering wolverine in Origins, saved the kids at the end i.e. Emma Frost and now shes older in First Class. surely it would make sense that wolverine could be some how involved indirectly.

    Possibly an interaction with Sabastian Shaw showing him looking for answers to who he is.

    (but then again in origins wolverine saves a young cyclops and yet his “younger” bro havok is apart of the First Class even though Xavier takes the kids with him ((and hes bald) lol

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