Hugh Jackman May Appear in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ After All
Hugh Jackman has remained steadfast that the upcoming third Wolverine movie will be the next and last time he plays the iconic X-man on film, after sitting out the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. But it turns out there may be more to that story as Jackman may indeed be filming a role for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men adventure.
Le Journal de Montreal is reporting that the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse is returning to Montreal for reshoots after Christmas — nothing weird there, every big budget movie has reshoots worked into their schedule — but the newspaper notes that “Hugh Jackman will be on hand” for said reshoots, and it’s not just to cheer on his fellow actors.
Exactly how extensive Jackman’s role in the film will be remains to be seen, but if the reshoots are lasting a “few weeks” (as it says in the report), we’d imagine this is some sort of extended cameo; more than his brief role in X-Men: First Class, but less than X-Men: Days of Future Past. Another possibility? Jackman is filming a post-credits scene with Patrick Stewart that will lead into that upcoming Wolverine movie.
The question is whether Jackman, Singer and Fox had intended for Wolverine to be a part of X-Men: Apocalypse all along. It’s possible they were able to keep all of this secret (in the summer there were rumors after a prop company posted an Instagram of an item they claimed was made for Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse, though Fox later debunked that report), but also very likely that Fox executives saw an early cut of the film and decided it needed a little action from your hairy Canadian. If Jackman wasn’t making an appearance in the film, it would be the first X-Men movie without Wolverine.
X-Men: Apocalypse definitely does star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Lucas Till and Ben Hardy, and the recently revealed plot goes a little something like this:
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.
Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.