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“Wolverine’s appearance in the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer is the start of something pivotal”, says Bryan Singer

April 28th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


For months, the official line about X-Men: Apocalypse was that Wolverine would not be appearing in the film. Director Bryan Singer reiterated this on several occasions, saying that he didn’t fit into the narrative.

However, the latest Apocalypse trailer teased Hugh Jackman’s return alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto in an all-star cast.

However Singer has cryptically teased that the Wolverine moment at the end of the trailer may not be what it seems.

“I will say, it’s not simple,” he told Empire (via Squareeyed). “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.”

Singer also spoke about the part in the trailer when Evan Peters’ Quicksilver confirms to Raven that Michael Fassbender’s Magneto is, in fact, his father. Some have criticised such a major reveal being shown in the trailer but Singer laughed it off, saying it’s not a big deal.

“It’s not like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. We know the deal. The question is, who else knows it and what does it mean and how does it inform how Quicksilver has evolved as a character? It’s part of his journey right to the end of this film.”

“It’s something like the astral plane,” says Singer. “Apocalypse is a very powerful mutant and it results in an all-out attack on many levels. This is just one part of the attack. Every character is involved in one way or another.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.