We’ve all been wondering what role – if any – Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) will play in X-Men: Apocalypse and now director Bryan Singer has revealed what exactly the deal will be with him in the movie.
He confirms that the Weapon X Program will be a part of the movie – that’s the program that created Wolverine in case you didn’t know – and that Wolverine won’t be a “central character, he didn’t fit into this particular story”.
You might remember that the last time we saw Wolverine was at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past and he had been recovered by William Stryker – or rather Mystique who was pretending to be him – and we know Stryker, actor Josh Helman, is back for this movie, so it wold make sense Wolverine will be part of the story.
Will Singer continue the franchise after this installment: “[leaving] is not something I think about. But I could not roll into another X-Men movie tomorrow. And I hope not to. I hope to take a break,” he said.
What is next for the franchise (when/if he does come back)?: “I’d love to use Proteus somehow. There’s a lot visually you could do with a character like that.”
Proteus in the comics is the son of Moira MacTaggert (played in the movies by Rose Byrne) who could warp reality and she locks him up in Muir Islnad facility to protect the world from him. But of course, he breaks free with tragic results.
Whatever direction it goes in, we love the core X-Men movies here at FTN and look forward to the next step. Role on Apocalypse. Never thought I’d write that.
In related news, a bunch of new images from the movie was just shared on imgur