Hugh Jackman says goodbye, and other things we learned at the ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ panel
The latest movie to take Hall H by storm at Comic-Con brought along a bunch of mutants. Director Bryan Singer and his massive cast came to to Hall H late Saturday night, to show off footage from his latest X-Men outing, X-Men: Apocalypse, and, of course, talk about all things Professor X.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be the third movie in this latest X-Men trilogy of sorts, wrapping up the story showing how the X-Men got started. The events pick up a few years after X-Men: Days of Future Past, but thanks to the fact that Wolverine went back in time and saved the world, the timeline has been reset (in the future). In 1983 though — when the movie takes place — they’ve still got to make it to the future.
Hugh Jackman returns once again as Wolverine, a role he has now played in 8 (!!!) different movies. According to him, this will be his last time.
“I’ve got three words for you guys: Old Man Logan,” the actor told the crowd at Comic-Con. “As I promised, this next time is my last time putting on the claws, it’s one last time.” The ‘Old Man’ part might not actually refer to the fact that Logan is growing old and just wants to be left alone and not save the world, but rather an actual X-Men story, where Logan is living away from the X-Men, and is recruited back again.
While we might not get any more Wolverine movies down the road, that doesn’t mean this brand new first class won’t be around to take over. Joining the movie are Sophie Turner as young Jean Grey, Lana Condor as a young Jubilee, Alexandra Shipp as a young Storm, Ben Hardy as a young Angel (getting this ‘young’ theme?), along with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy all reprising their roles.
Quick footage was screened for the audience, and according to them it looks amazing — and we get to see Charles Xavier with his iconic bald head. We’re going to have to take their word for it, seeing as how none of it has made its way online yet. Singer described the film, saying, “Apocalypse takes place in is in 1983 and the world has now accepted mutants thanks to the great heroism of Raven, Mystique. Mutants are for the most part accepted and embraced by society. In some places, most places.”
However, that won’t lat for long, seeing as how the villain of the movie is one of the worst of all: Apocalypse himself, played or Oscar Isaac. He’s a mutant who has been around for centuries, and we saw him very quickly during the end credits of Future Past.
So, even though we can’t check out the screened footage ourselves just yet, let’s bask in the glory of a giant Mutant selfie, complete with Stan Lee, courtesy of Chris Hardwick, who moderated the panel. It is one very super selfie.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May May 27, 2016.
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