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X-Men: Apocalypse: Inside Wolverine's surprise cameo

Hugh Jackman shows up as a grittier version of his mutant fan favorite.

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Alan Markfield

Fans got a treat last month when the final X-Men: Apocalypse trailer teased an appearance by none other than Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Last seen being pulled out of the Potomac by Mystique (in the form of Stryker) in Days of Future Past, a very different Wolverine pops up when several of the mutants are held captive at the Alkali Lake testing facility. 

“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,” says producer Simon Kinberg.

Director Bryan Singer says it wasn’t hard convincing Jackman: “I talked him through the whole scene. He said, ‘Mate, it’s brilliant. I’m in. Call my agent.'” Singer actually has a cameo as one of Stryker’s men and even brandishes a machine gun.

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