In the latest trailer of 20th Century Fox's upcoming venture "X-Men: Apocalypse," it was revealed that Cyclops and Jean Grey will be assisted by none other than the iconic mutant, Wolverine.
Wolverine can be seen helping Cyclops and Jean at the Alkali Lake testing facility. However, this version of the mutant is not the one shown in previous X-Men movies; it is Weapon X Wolverine.
In Marvel comic books, Weapon X version of Wolverine is most beast-like than any other incarnation. His violence and savagery earned him the title of "The Animal" in a number of issues.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Simon Kinberg said, "It's a very violent, visceral sequence that is different from anything we've seen of Wolverine in previous movies and in the way that Hugh played it."
Talking about how Hugh Jackman was roped in for making a cameo as Wolverine in the movie, director Bryan Singer said, "I talked him through the whole scene. He said, 'Mate, it's brilliant. I'm in. Call my agent.'"
Comic Book has reported that apart from Jackman, Singer will also make a cameo in the movie. However, the details of his role have not yet revealed.
According to the website, the official synopsis of "X-Men: Apocalypse" reads:
"Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit "X-Men: Days of Future Past," director Bryan Singer returns with "X-Men: Apocalypse." Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction."
The cast includes James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Lucas Till as Havok, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Josh Helman as William Stryker, Lana Condor as Jubilee, and Ben Hardy as Angel.
Directed by Singer, the script for the movie has been written by Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougerty and Dan Harris. "X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to release on May 27, 2016.