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Hugh Jackman is sharpening his claws to once again take on the role of Wolverine in James Mangold's not-so-enigmatically titled 'The Wolverine.' What we know so far about this second solo outing for the adamantium-infused hero is that it will find Logan in Japan and most likely, based on previous reports, have him matching wits and steel with The Silver Samurai. We also know that the movie will be presented in 3D, making it the first of any of the X-Men movies to feature the extra dimension. Now we have another juicy tidbit relating to what we can expect from 'The Wolverine.' During a recent interview, Jackman let slip this little nugget...
"Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it."
One of the past X-Men? Considering the fact that Bryan Singer is gearing up for his next outing with the astonishing mutant hero crew, and that it's called 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' Jackman's choice of words is interesting. It would be very easy to write this off as a misunderstanding, after all there will be characters from X-Men/Wolverine canon in 'The Wolverine' so if that's all he's referring to it's not exactly spectacular. However, he specifically says that it's a cameo. If he were just speaking about the appearance of a well-known, but heretofore unseen character from the comic story arc they'll be covering in the movie, the word cameo would be sorely out of place. So, who do we assume the cameo will be? My prediction is that it'll be Professor X. It could be during the central plot or perhaps in an epilogue taking place many years later. They've already confirmed that Patrick Stewart will be returning for 'Days of Future Past,' so it's reasonable and economical that they would also have either Stewart's or James McAvoy's Prof X turn up in 'The Wolverine.' I could be very wrong, but that's one theory.
What do you guys think? Who might be this mysterious cameo be? How do you think that character might be worked into the plot?