The return of the Weapon X program as well as Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse has been questioned by fans since the events of Days of Future Past. Well, Director Bryan Singer has answered, or perhaps hinted, at their return in a new interview.
Singer spoke to Empire Online and he said that while the Weapon X program and Wolverine may appear in Apocalypse, Logan won't be having a central role in the film.
According to the 50-year-old director, Wolverine as a "central character, he didn't fit into this particular story." He didn't exactly say Wolverine will appear, but he didn't officially declare that the character won't be appearing at all in the film.
As for William Stryker, we all know that the actor who plays the character, Josh Helman, will return in Apocalypse, but at this point it's unsure whether he will be playing his character or he's playing Mystique pretending to be Stryker.
Meanwhile, the director also teased at the possible appearance of one interesting villain in future X-Men films, though that won't be happening anytime soon since Singer says he "hopes" to take a break.
He told Empire that leaving the franchise "is not something I think about. But I could not roll into another X-Men movie tomorrow. And I hope not to. I hope to take a break."
I'd love to use Proteus somehow. There's a lot visually you could do with a character like that.
The villain choice might not bode well for fans, but it's interesting nonetheless. In the comics, Proteus is a mutant with reality warp abilities who is locked up by Moira MacTaggert to keep the world around him safe. When he breaks free and the X-Men tracks him down, Colossus has no choice but to use his form to disturb Proteus' energy and in the end, kill him.
It would be exciting to see how Singer will develop the villain's story in the future. Another project of the director is a live-action adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters on May 27.
via Heroic Hollywood