Rumor: How Will The Wolverine Tie into Days of Future Past?

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Last year, it was announced that Fox had brought comic guru Mark Millar in to serve as an over-seer of a planned shared film universe for the studio. This would allow them to tie several film properties together, namely the X-Men and the Fantastic Four franchises. The first film(s) to take advantage of this will be Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and this year’s The Wolverine. Obviously, DOFP will combine the characters from the first X-Men film series with the folks from Matthew Vaughn’s acclaimed First Class, but how will James Mangold’s The Wolverine fit into the picture?

We have heard for some time that Fake Janssen returned to reprise her role of Jean Grey to film a cameo for the movie, in what is expected to be a flashback of some kind. Now, according to JoBlo, the not-so-sequel will look ahead to the future as well. Before I go on, let me say that what follows can be considered a SPOILER, so if you don’t want to know how things could possibly tie together, STOP READING NOW!

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The scene could be described more as a visitor from the present day rather than a look to the future. The site claims that Professor Xavier and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine get back together. Here’s what they had to say:

It takes place in an airport…  involves Wolverine….and Professor X. The new scene has the two of them walking into the airport and then going into a freeze frame.

The scene was described as a re-shoot, so I’d expect to see this scene, should they actually use it, as an after-credits bonus. Note that it does not say which Professor is used. Now, here’s where things get interesting. Let’s assume that the scene filmed involved Patrick Stewart’s Xavier, as Wolverine has yet to interact with James McAvoy’s younger Xavier (save for a hilarious cameo). The Wolverine is said to be set after The Last Stand, the film in which Prof. X was essentially annihilated. Now, there was that after-credits scene in which it showed that Xavier’s consciousness had been transferred to a comatose patient. Regardless, it looks as though Xavier is back…and walking, if I read that correctly. Would it make any sense to use James McAvoy here? Not sure, but I don’t expect an explanation as to how the character is back in The Wolverine, but it’s quite likely that with Jackman appearing in DOFP, this could be the moment that ties it all together.

James Mangold’s The Wolverine is set to open this July and sees the character head to Japan and face a new threat in the Silver Samurai and Viper. What say you fans, do you like the idea of Professor X showing up? How do you think they will explain his return?


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Source : JoBlo