After a surprising reveal in the latest major X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Wolverine will indeed be in the film - but like "you've never seen before."
"What’s really nice about his cameo is that he’s the Wolverine you’ve never seen before," Singer told HeyUGuys. "He’s truly Weapon X. Not just the guy coming out of the tank, but the weapon."
Producer Simon Kinberg elaborated on that, and the different ideas that were discussed about including Wolverine in the movie before they settled on this.
"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," said Kinberg "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."
Kinberg also made it a point to mention the possibility of a specific scene between Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Sophie Turner's Jean Grey.
"That suddenly became very interesting to us and this notion that there could be this moment between him and Jean which could be really rich as well."
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in North American theaters May 27.