Bryan Singer Has a Cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse as a Victim of Wolverine

Posted: June 1, 2016 in Comic Book News
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WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead

For fans of Fox’s newest superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse, the scene with Wolverine slaughtering Stryker’s men at Alkali Lake was nothing short of a thrill. However, one thing even eagle eyed viewers missed just happens to be a cameo from Apocalypse director Bryan Singer himself!

In an interview on Empire Podcast, the director revealed that he included himself in the film as a soldier who meets his end at the hand (or, rather, claws) of Weapon X himself, stating:

I have a little cameo, I’m the guy with the machine gun… screaming. When I look at it, I couldn’t recognize myself so I knew no one else could. But it was cool to get killed by Wolverine. It’s now one of the many things I can put on my resume.

Singer went on to talk about adding Wolverine to the film later in the shooting schedule and (somewhat) having to convince Hugh Jackman to do the cameo, stating:

We went back later to film the Wolverine segment because Hugh was training for the next Wolverine sequel and we wanted him in a certain kind of shape. At first, Hugh was reticent to do it, but once I explained it to him, what the scene is and why it’s there, he agreed to do it over the phone, which is unusual. Usually there’s a bit of negotiation involved, but he said ‘You can call my agent, but I’m in, I love it.

As for Singer himself, Apocalypse now marks the second time he has appeared in the X-Men film series, the first being a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in X2: X-Men United.


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X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters now.

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