The claws are out.
The newest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer dropped on Monday, showing off some of the major destruction that Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) will have to deal with. But it also revealed a major surprise: Hugh Jackman’s fan favorite, Wolverine, will be in the film.
Fans have been speculating for months that the adamantium-clawed mutant would appear in the film, but director Bryan Singer remained tight-lipped about the situation—until now.
Jackman doesn’t get a chance to show off his bulging chest or massive biceps in the trailer—unlike the ultra-ripped Matt Damon for the new Jason Bourne film—but he does get a spotlight at the end. In fact, since we don’t see anything but his iconic claws and a bit of forearm, we can’t even be sure it’s Jackman at all—but given that he tweeted the end clip of the trailer, we’re pretty sure it’s him.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) April 25, 2016
Wolverine’s appearance in the trailer comes as a teaser at the end after the title is shown. The camera glides over a hallway littered with armed soldiers scattered all over the floor of a military base before Mystique meets up with Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner).
“You’ve been busy,” Mystique says. Cyclops responds: “We had, uh, a little help.”
X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Oscar Isaac as the titular villain, opens May 27.