After the mutant extravaganza known as “X-Men: Days of Future Past” became the biggest success of the X-franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse” might do the same.
However, there might be a slight change in the formula.
There is no ‘X-movie’ that did not have Wolverine.
From the original X-Men trilogy started by Bryan Singer in 2000, Wolverine was there.
Even when they made the reboot, “X-Men: First Class” Wolvie made a cameo.
They can’t seem to shake off the Logan virus.
This was emphasized by What Culture : “Hugh Jackman has been playing the character of Wolverine for almost fourteen years now.
Since the original X-Men was released in July 2000 he has appeared in some way shape or form in every single X-Men movie.
He’s had two solo movies (with a third on the way) before anybody else has had their first.” That will change, though as there will be a “Gambit” solo movie in the future and “Deadpool” will actually be shown before “Apocalypse.” But neither film has guaranteed Wolverine’s absence.
However, that should not be a bad thing since Hugh Jackman has always stated that the role is on borrowed time.
He is getting older and the physical demands of the character are taking its toll.
It’s different with something like “Iron Man” where Robert Downey, Jr.
doesn’t necessarily have to be buffed up.
Fox is very much aware and they have already looked around.
WC: “The X-Men cinematic universe has dozens of other characters we’d like to see further explored, with a plethora more they could possible introduce in the future.
So, Wolverine doesn’t need to leave completely but he definitely needs to take a backseat during the proceedings.” This has been confirmed with the latest buzz about the movie from The Hollywood Reporter : “In fact, Apocalypse is being crafted around Lawrence’s Mystique character and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.
A source who has seen the script says Fox will take full advantage of Lawrence and Fassbender’s star power, placing Mystique and Magneto’s romance front and center.” At this point, Fassbender and Lawrence can definitely carry their own movies.
Specifically with Lawrence, Fox really lucked out as she even won an Academy Award after her first stint.
How will the fans react seeing less of the mutant superstar that has reigned for 14 years? We’ll find out on May 18, 2016.