A storm is brewing. According to a rumor published yesterday on Heroic Hollywood and picked up by ComicBookMovie.com, Old Man Jackman (a.k.a. the Wolverine himself) has a secret role in [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267). The world's love affair with the clawed mutant, it seems, just won't let up.
Although Jackman is only contracted for one more movie at Fox — that being Wolverine 3 — his relationship with director Bryan Singer is strong enough that a cameo (at the very least) in Apocalypse seems perfectly plausible, and he basically stole the show in Days of Future Past.
The guy who started this rumor alleges that a new trailer will be unveiled during a Fox presentation at CinemaCon this Thursday, and that it will briefly tease an appearance by Wolverine, just as the last [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) trailer did for Spider-Man.
Of course, you may call bullshit on the whole thing — and nobody could blame you for your cynicism — but when an anonymous person on the internet claims something exciting will happen in a superhero movie without any proof whatsoever, it's only to be expected that some people (me) will fall to their knees, clasp their hands and say a little prayer of jubilation to the Gods.
The disappointment that follows when it was all revealed to be a vicious lie is just part of the fun, right?
Even If This Turns Out To Be A Huge Slice Of BS Pie...
Here's why it's fine if this rumor doesn't actually bear any semblance of truth: Wolverine 3 is just a year away, and it's going to be pretty fucking special.
David James Kelly has written a script allegedly so heavy on violence and bad language that an R-rating is essentially guaranteed, and Fox no doubt feels confident enough to take this route thanks to the astonishing success of Deadpool.
Although the news that Narcos star and criminally good-looking male Boyd Holbrook has been cast as the primary antagonist of the story ("a relentless, calculating and intense head of security for a global enterprise") does suggest Wolverine 3 isn't based on Old Man Logan after all, the very nature of this character almost demands an escape from PG-13 confines. With an R, director James Mangold (who also helmed The Wolverine) has almost free reign to give Logan the ultimate send-off.
All of that said, it will still hardcore suck if this cameo in Apocalypse doesn't happen. While you're hankering after Wolverine 3, there's a new X-Men movie in theaters just six weeks from now, and if it's as epic as the latest trailer...
...we'll be raven' about this movie for the rest of the year. Or at least until Suicide Squad.
You can catch X-Men: Apocalypse in theaters on May 27, and with Wolverine 3 currently set for March 2017, you could say all our summers have come at once.