Watch Wolverine Kill Dudes As Weapon X In New Apocalypse Making-Of Video

Some minor spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse follow.

Even if you haven't seen X-Men: Apocalypse , and based on box office numbers, you may not have, you probably did see the final trailer for the film, which showed us Hugh Jackman would be making his eighth appearance on film in the role of Wolverine. Now, director Bryan Singer has provided a bit of behind the scenes footage of Jackman doing what Wolverine does best, tearing guys apart, though this time without the CGI claws.

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In a sequence that appears to be as much a setup for the upcoming Wolverine 3 as anything else, X-Men: Apocalypse finds Wolverine in the hands of William Stryker and the Weapon X program, as has been told previously in the X-Men films. This time, however, Logan is freed by the young X-Men of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Nightcrawler, who are attempting to rescue the rest of their friends. Upon his release, Weapon X reacts as you'd likely expect, brutally murdering through those that kept him prisoner. It's a couple of moments from this attack that we see here. This is all very rough of course, so when Wolverine goes to stab somebody with his claws here, there are no claws to see, which takes away a bit of the magic.

While the sequence is fairly short, and Hugh Jackman is gone from X-Men: Apocalypse as quickly as he arrived, it's clear the actor is still pretty excited to be on set and playing the part. As soon as he runs out of camera range, he's over at the monitor to see the playback of his own performance. He's obviously dedicated to the part.

While we've seen Wolverine go through the entire Weapon X procedure, both in flashback's from X2 and the opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it appears that seeing it again here may be important. First of all, the time travel reboot that was X-Men: Days of Future Past technically removed that stuff from the timeline, so there's at least some value in confirming that it all still happened. Secondly, the word is that Weapon X will actually be the title of the third Wolverine movie, meaning the Wolverine-related parts of X-Men: Apocalypse, including the film's post-credits sequence, will likely play directly into that plot.

We're looking forward to seeing Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Wolverine one final time when the final Wolverine film hits early next year. While X-Men: Apocalypse has seen its share of critical derision, the Wolverine series, for what it's worth, has only been getting better, and Jackman has repeatedly promised fans that he would only move forward on the film once the story was perfect. What are your expectations for Wolverine 3?

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.