Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Cameo in X-Men: First Class Revealed
05.28.11 by BJSprecher
When X-Men: First Class producer Bryan Singer announced back in November of last year that Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) would not be making an appearance in the movie because "he's in the Wolverine movies," he dashed the hopes of many die-hard comic book movie fans who were anticipating the inclusion—at least in cameo— of the X-Men's most popular mutant. After all, Wolverine is extremely long-lived thanks to his mutant healing factor so Jackman could reprise the role even though First Class is set in the '60s. But, even as recently as a few weeks ago, Singer still insisted that h'e's not in it." Well, it now appears that, despite what Singer has been saying, Jackman does make an appearance in First Class as Wolverine in a funny cameo scene that perfectly suits the character.
Dean Piper, an entertainment columnist for the British Sunday Mirror was the first to reveal that Jackman had a cameo scene in a series of tweets about the movie following an early screening. He didn't go into detail, but BleedingCool (via CBM) subsequently provided the description of the cameo scene [SPOILER ALERT!].
Half way through X-Men: First Class, as Professor X [James McAvoy] and Magneto [Michael Fassbender] 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.
X-Men: First Class was written by Jane Goldman (from a story by Singer) and directed by Matthew Vaughn, the same writing-directing team behind another teen superhero movie, last year's Kick-Ass. The cast includes January Jones as Emma Frost, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Oliver Platt as The Man in Black, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jason Flemying as Azazel and Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert.