Has Another Surprise Cameo in The Wolverine Been Revealed? (SPOILERS)

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Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine (2013) Movie Image

POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW

We already know that Jean Grey will be popping up in James Mangold’s “The Wolverine”, probably in a flashback sequence, most likely as one of Logan’s memories. There might have been a desire to keep this a surprise, but after word leaked online, it didn’t really seem to matter and the filmmakers went ahead and showed off Jean Grey (once again played by Famke Janssen) in the trailers for “The Wolverine”.

But will there be a second surprise cameo? It certainly sounds like it.

Joblo reports that a spy has told them that “The Wolverine” recently underwent a brief, one-scene reshoot at an airport that featured Logan, returning home (from Japan, perhaps — which would seem to indicate this takes place after the events of the movie) and meeting with someone.

And who might that someone be?

Professor X, as it turns out, played by Patrick Stewart. And get this — the good Professor isn’t in a wheelchair, either. Nope. He’s walking in the scene alongside Logan.

Patrick Stewart as Professor X

So what does this mean? I haven’t a clue. Perhaps it’s Fox’s way of connecting “The Wolverine” to the rest of the “X-Men” movies, maybe even Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. We already know that “The Wolverine” takes place after Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”, and Professor X was one of many mutant casualties in that movie, along with Cyclops. But if comic books have taught me anything, death is but a minor annoyance.

I guess we’ll find out for sure when “The Wolverine”, starring Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, James Fraser, Tao Okamoto, and Hal Yamanouchi, opens this July 26, 2013.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    NICE!!! Now are they sure it’s not something for Days of Future Past? And if not then does this mean whatever time changes are made in DoFP keep Xavier alive in the X-men films?

    • Juggernaut

      One of the biggest mistakes in X-Men: The Last Stand was killing off three of the most integral members of the team. Having them not bring back Cyclops, Jean and Professor X would be a huge let down. I could see them using this post credits scene to set up DOFP. However the no wheelchair part could also be explained as an astral projection like it was in XOW. Or they could go all the way back, before Magneto deflects the bullet and paralizes Charles in X-Men: First Class! The after credits scene in X-Men: The Last Stand with Xavier’s mind inhabiting the veggetated body in Moira MacTaggert’s lab (another canundrum! FBI agent to scientist and doesn’t seem to age?!?!) without a proper explaination or follow up was alwayssomething that bothered me as well. Hopefully Fox puts a lot of though into their franchise’s cannon for The Wolverine, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and beyond for the fans sake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.graham.5602 Jordan Graham

    There’s an end credits scene in X3 where that braindead guy from near the start wakes up and says something in Patrick Stuart’s voice. Word of God says it was Prof. X’s identical twin brother who’s been braindead since he was born because of the Prof’s telepathy. So Prof. X transferred his mind into his brother’s body right before he died.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I knew about that scene, and that always kinda bugged me that he wakes up in the body of someone else with his old voice.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I knew about that scene. It always kinda bugged me that he transplanted his mind into someone else but has his old voice. The brother thing would be hilarious and yet not so unbelievable. I mean in the comics he has a sister he never knew about in the form of Cassandra Nova, and it was very much like what you stated.