Big shot producer Bryan Singer has finally discussed the rampant rumors of Wolverine making an appearance in the upcoming prequel X-Men: First Class.
In earlier reports, Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in all of the X-Men movies, was seen near Jekyll Island, Georgia, which is a filming location for Matthew Vaughn’s new X-Men origin story. The sighting lead to speculation that Wolverine would somehow appear in the film.
Singer directed the first two X-Men films and is producing X-Men First Class, said that the Wolverine rumors are completely rubbish.
“He’s not in the movie, he’s in the Wolverine movies,” says Singer.
A rep from Fox studios added: “X-Men hasn’t started shooting in Georgia yet and if Hugh was in Georgia, it wasn’t for this movie.”
Singer also added his wacky ideas for making First Class a period piece.
“It’s a really cool and fun story. It will be the first Silver Age Marvel movie,” said Singer. “We’ve set First Class in a time when the X-Men were conceived in the early ’60s, up against political events that were happening – the early civil rights movement – and we have these kinds of events at a time when the world didn’t know mutants existed.”