According to a backpack designer (yes, we’re digging deep for our sources now), Wolverine is going to be in X-Men: Apocalypse. No, you didn’t read that wrong, I promise. Heroic Hollywood broke the news when they discovered an Instagram post (now deleted) from a custom leather designer named Kika NY, which showed preliminary designs for a custom backpack for Wolverine that would be featured in the X-Men sequel.
Normally, I would be skeptical of a report “confirming” this news from Heroic Hollywood. Umberto Gonzalez and his crew throw a lot of news out there and, to their credit, get a lot right. However, last week he seemed confident the third Wolverine film would be based on “Old Man Logan,” but then quickly backtracked on that after the news exploded online, since saying his source was incorrect. Even with Heroic Hollywood’s spotty record, the news about the character’s appearance in Apocalypse seems legit. The designer was excited to announce the backpack to their fans, but then quickly deleted the image, probably due to Fox intervening. While this is far from a confirmation, it’s seems likely we’ll see Wolverine in the film.
On that note, I don’t think it comes as any surprise to fans Wolverine is probably going to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. Fox doesn’t have Hugh Jackman for much longer, so it makes sense they’re going to put him in every X-Men film they can before he waves goodbye to the character in a couple years. Plus, even when Fox made an X-Men movie without Wolverine (X-Men: First Class), they still found a way to include the character in a cameo, so it’s likely they’d at least do that in Apocalypse.
Switching gears, it seems we can now say for certain that Ian McKellen won’t be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse. The actor is currently doing his rounds promoting the upcoming Mr. Holmes, and was asked by Digital Spy about the X-Men sequel.
He confirms he won’t be shooting anything for the film, but did go on to commend the series for rising above other fantasy films with its inclusive message. While it’s sad knowing we’ve probably seen the last of his Magneto, Michael Fassbender will still be in Apocalypse playing the character, and he’s not too shabby at all.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released May 27, 2016.