The latest issue of Empire Magazine features plenty of images and new details about what’s to come in X-Men: Apocalypse, but perhaps the biggest reveal is the fact that we’ll be paying a visit to the Weapon X facility which played such a major role in X2 all those years ago.
Of course, we’ve known for a while that Josh Helman would be reprising his X-Men: Days of Future Past role as William Stryker in the movie, but the fact that he’s clearly still after the X-Men opens the door to a new list of questions about what his motivations might be this time around.
Empire got to see a scene featuring the villain and they’ve described it as follows.
The quartet have been kidnapped by army twonk William Stryker following a cataclysmic event at the X-Mansion, and wake up in a holding cell. On a balcony above them, Stryker taunts his prisoners, demanding to know the whereabouts of Magneto.
The last time we saw Stryker, Mystique was posing as the villain and seemingly taking Wolverine to safety, but as he’s up to his old tricks, will that clawed mutant somehow factor into this sequence? Director Bryan Singer wasn’t willing to give anything away, simply stating: “As a central character, he didn’t fit into this particular story.”
So, while he won’t be a “central character,” it doesn’t sound like Wolverine making a cameo appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse is off the table. If it happens anywhere, Weapon X seems like a pretty good possibility, don’t you think?
Source: Empire Magazine (via CBM)