In recent interviews, Hugh Jackman has remained tight-lipped and coy regarding having any involvement in X-Men: Apocalypse. Up until now, the prevailing theory has been that Bryan Singer’s next installment in the X-Men saga would focus squarely on the First Class cast while mixing in some fresh faces. Still, with Jackman’s Logan being such a prominent fixture in the franchise- and with his days in the role being numbered- many have wondered if he might show up.
Looks like, of all people, someone working on the props for the film let the cat out of the (leather) bag.
That’s an Instagram post from KikaNY, a leather company. In case you can’t read the caption, the most interesting bit of it reads:
“We were just asked to make a special duffle backpack for Hugh Jackman who is filming the new ‘X-Menâ€™ movie in Montreal.”
Oops! Guess someone didn’t get the memo about that being a secret. In that same post they promised to keep people posted, yet never did. They likely got chewed out for revealing Jackman’s involvement in X-Men: Apocalypse.
This has fans speculating, of course, because one popular storyline from the books that involves Wolverine and Apocalypse centers around the hero being turned into one of the villain’s four horsemen. In the comics, Apocalypse turns Logan into Death, and pits him against the X-Men.
That’s just a fan theory, mind you. But it would definitely be an appealing twist for someone like Jackman, who has decided he’s just about ready to walk away from the role. Getting a chance to play Logan as a villain just once before hanging up the claws might be quite enticing for the 46 year old.
What do you make of this? Excited to hear that Wolverine will be involved in X-Men: Apocalypse? Tired of seeing Logan? Would the Death storyline be enough to make you excited about Jackman’s involvement? Are you hellbent, hellbent for leather?