20th Century Fox’s latest installment in the X-Men franchise, X-Men Apocalypse, released its final trailer yesterday which revealed several new looks at Bryan Singer’s mutant ensemble film. Among this new footage includes a short cameo by the X-Men’s most popular character, Wolverine. This very quick look included a room full of dead bodies, which can be inferred was the work of Wolverine judging by the shot of his bloody fist and his famous adamantium claws.
While this may appear as simply another scene in which Wolverine mercilessly kills his enemies, which viewers have seen time and time again in seven different movies, Apocalypse director Bryan Singer shortly elaborated on the importance on this scene in his new film, saying:
“Make of it what you want. I will say, it’s not simple. There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in. It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way.”
Therefore, Wolverine may play a much more important role in Apocalypse than originally thought. It is possible the events that transpire in Apocalypse will help set up the story for Hugh Jackman’s final reprisal of Wolverine in Wolverine 3. Unfortunately, all we can do now is speculate until the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse which is set to arrive in theaters on May 18th.