And I stress the word might, because frankly, you never know with these things. The fact that the possibility of this cameo has now leaked online might force the studio and director James Mangold to rethink it or cut it out completely if true. Then again, those of us who spend too much time trolling the Interwebs for comic book movie news tend to be in the vast minority of actual moviegoers, so maybe it doesn’t matter all that much. In any case…
POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW
“The Wolverine”, as you know, is currently shooting at the moment with Hugh Jackman back as the feral Canucklehead mutant with the groovy healing factor and sharp claws. The film will find Logan going up against the Japanese Yakuza and the Silver Samurai, but will he have some help? Possibly, if the following rumor is to be believed.
According to We Got This Covered, “a source close to the film” has told them that Famke Janssen, who played Jean Grey in the last three “X-Men” films, recently went down to the “Wolverine” set to shoot a cameo. Interesting, especially considering that Logan gets a new (albeit forbidden) love interest in the movie.
Of course, if true, this could be anything, from a dream sequence to a brief flashback. Jean Grey, as you’ll recall, got knifed to death by Wolvie himself in the third “X-Men” movie, “The Last Stand”. Then again, this is a comic book movie, so death isn’t exactly, you know, final.
Update: Cinema Blend confirms the Jean Grey cameo rumor with their own source.