While the final trailer confirmed the presence of Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse, we still didn't know which version of the Canadian mutant we’ll get. Until now.
Director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg recently sat down with HeyUGuys and revealed which Logan (Hugh Jackman) moviegoers will be introduced to when the mutant-filled superhero movie opens.
Since Apocalypse takes place in the 1980s, it’s been a decade since a waterlogged Wolverine was fished out of the Potomac River by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) masquerading as Stryker in Days of Future Past. Here’s what Singer said about the Wolverine of X-Men: Apocalypse.
“What’s really nice about his cameo is that he’s the Wolverine you’ve never seen before. He’s truly Weapon X. Not just the guy coming out of the tank, but the weapon.”
Yess! We're getting Weapon X, you guys! I can't tell you how excited I am to hear that. Should be fun to see Hugh Jackman unleash all that berserker rage on the big screen. Thank you, Bryan Singer.
During the interview, producer Simon Kinberg had even more to say about Wolverine's role in X-Men: Apocalypse and how they tried many versions of the adamantium-clad mutant before finally settling on Weapon X.
“There were a lot of different versions. I didn’t feel pressured to put Wolverine in this movie because I feel like there’s so many great characters in the X-Men Universe that we probably could have made a movie without Wolverine and it still would have been an engaging film.”
“We talked about a lot of different versions. There was a version where he got introduced in the middle of the movie and became this sort of drill sergeant for the kids, but that felt like it stepped on Raven’s role of becoming the leader to the kids. There were two or three different incarnations that we tried, but none of them felt quite right. As we were constructing the movie, we always imagined that they were abducted and taken [to Alkali Lake] and that Weapon X would be there and you’d see something that you’ve never really seen in these movies before which is the full on, out of control, animalistic, stripped down Wolverine.”
X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27.