It’s been rumored since the start of production, but Dean Piper (Entertainment Columnist for Sunday Mirror Celebrity), has spoiled revealed that Hugh Jackman is in X-Men: First Class. His cameo is short, but reportedly sweet!
Jackman, of course, is returning as our mutant buddy Wolverine, but I assumed you already knew that. I mean, who else would he be? Personally, I think it would be amazing if Hugh Jackman’s cameo was just some 60’s era hippie getting high on a street corner, but not all dreams can come true. I guess I’ll just have to settle for this.
A little while after Dean Piper sent out these tweets, the fine folks over at Bleeding Cool confirmed the news, and gave pretty specific details about the scene. If you want to be somewhat surprised by the cameo (this title already spoiled you slightly, however), take note that MINOR SPOILERS await after this funny picture.
Ha, that movie was bad!
Anyways, you’ve taken the plunge. No backing out now. Here are the details:
Half way through X-Men: First Class, as Professor X and Magneto are traveling the world looking for mutants, they come across Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, in a bar. Before they can get a sentence out, Wolverine, without looking at them tells them to “Go [frick] yourselves.” They leave.
The character’s appearance gets a laugh, his attitude and language gets a double laugh, repeating on itself, through the audience. It’s a superb scene, well played, well staged, well placed. And it’s the only moment such language is used in the entire film. We loved it.
While it would have been cool to have Hugh Jackmen’s involvement a complete surprise, I guess it won’t impact the film very much. Still, this points to the fact that X-Men: First Class remains somewhat in the X-Men film franchise, despite the reported “reboot” aspects. Time to go searching for plot holes, fellow geeks! Woohoo!