No. Which is hard to believe, I know, considering that Wolverine has been a staple of the X-Men ever since Giant-Sized X-Men #1. He’s the franchise’s most popular character — the one that gets a spin-off movie and, in the comics, is a member of nearly every superhero team except Power Pack. He’s among the reasons why X-Men is just so damn popular.
Yet, according to Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman is NOT making a cameo in X-Men: First Class. “He’s not in the movie, he’s in the Wolverine movies,” says Singer.
Color me shocked. X-Men: First Class is a prequel of sorts taking place in the 1960s and shows the team forming as a rift forms between Professor Xavier and Magneto, who have differing opinions on the direction of the mutant race — Xavier wants to coexist with humanity, Magneto wants to assert mutant dominance. Considering Wolverine is introduced to the team in the first X-Men film, it would make sense that he’s not in the prequel, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine (also a prequel) was near-nonsensical as far as continuity goes. Also, that movie was terrible.
Matthew Vaughn directing First Class as a period piece already won me over. Now that (as far as we know) Wolverine ISN’T making a cameo makes me even more confident in the project.
Don’t prove me wrong, guys.