Wolverine director Gavin Hood hints at easter eggs

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Gavin Hood, director of the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters on Friday that the film would feature not one but two different easter eggs at the end of the film's credits. (Spoilers ahead!)

Introducing the film at a press screening in Los Angeles, Hood talked briefly about the differences between the finished version and the workprint that was leaked onto the Internet several weeks ago, and then revealed that different prints of Wolverine would feature different easter eggs hinting at possible future films and plot lines.

Marvel adaptations have established a tradition of including easter eggs, or small scenes or references to other characters within the comic-book universe. The end of X-Men: The Last Stand featured scenes hinting at the future of Professor X and Magneto. More recently, Iron Man prints were released that included scenes after the end credits featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and The Incredible Hulk added a scene in which Robert Downey Jr. appears as Tony Stark.

In addition to announcing the easter eggs, Hood explained that the differences between the final version and the pirated workprint are significant: There were some 400 unfinished effects shots that are now completed, Harry Gregson-Williams' score is now in place, and the entire film is properly color-timed.

Hood did not, however, indicate whether there were differences in the story. That said, while he did not disclose what would be included in the easter eggs, the print of the film that reporters were shown featured a scene focused on Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and his possible fate. X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens May 1.