Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has been undoubtedly the breakout character of Fox’s X-Men franchise. Not only did he get his own spinoff film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in 2009, but he made a cameo in last year’s X-Men: First Class. And now it looks like one of the other X-Men characters will return the favor and make a small appearance in the upcoming The Wolverine.
In an interview with Parade magazine, Jackman teases that we might be seeing another one of his former franchise cast mates in the upcoming film.
Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.
This is not the first time that there has been buzz about a possible cameo from another X-Men franchise actor. This past October a rumor circulated that Famke Janssen had gone to The Wolverine‘s set in Sydney, Australia for some shooting. Of course, her character of Jean Gray died in the third X-Men film, The Last Stand, and this film takes place after that. But as any comic book fan can tell you, Jean Gray’s comic book codename of Phoenix is for a very good reason, though I would suspect that her cameo here will probably be more in the form of a flashback or dream sequence, especially if the way that Jackman is talking about how Logan could be hurt is emotionally.
The Wolverine opens July 26.