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What director Bryan Singer has told us about Wolverine's new X-Men cameo

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Just about recovered from Wolverine's appearance in the final X-Men: Apocalypse trailer? Director Bryan Singer has been giving the lowdown on the (feral) nature of star Hugh Jackman's involvement; as it turns out, this is much more than just a cameo but a dramatic change in direction for the franchise as a whole...

"Make of that what you want," he tells Empire regarding the trailer. "I will say, it’s not simple. There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in… It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way."

Of course, one simply cannot have an X-Men movie without Wolverine, almost certainly the signature character of the hit superhero franchise. Let's not forget that at the climax of previous movie Days of Future Past the events of the series as a whole were completely wiped, meaning we were presented with a Wolverine without his signature adamantium skeleton.

Hang on a minute, he definitely has adamantium claws in the shot from the Apocalypse trailer... We're confused, but as Singer himself explains, trying to explain the nature of Wolverine's role isn't simple. Maybe we'll get a reworked sequence involving the Weapon X programme that infamously grafted the metal skeleton onto his bones? As a crucial moment in X-Men lore, it would be in-keeping with the "new direction" that Singer is teasing.

We'll no doubt get answers when X-Men: Apocalypse slashes its way onto screens on 18th May. How do you think the movie will explain Wolverine's involvement? Tweet your thoughts @Cineworld.