Did you see that coming? Just as a warning, if you haven’t seen the movie, this article will have spoilers. So, no e-mails about not being warned! The movie, while not as financially successful as the studio wanted, was still a massive success, hitting $21 million dollars on its opening day. It is projected the ‘The Wolverine’ will reap over $60 million by the end of the weekend. Not bad for a lone wolf. We have a feeling once fans find out about the after credits spoilers, more will go to see it.
Director Bryan Singer loves to impress, doesn’t he? This is the impressive mind behind ‘Valkyrie,’ ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ and ‘Mockingbird Lane.’ He brought heightened anticipation to fans who didn’t sneak out of their seats to beat the crowds. As the credits completed, a scene appeared of Logan (Hugh Jackman) returning to the United States from Japan and guess who he has an encounter with? Magneto! The brilliant Sir Ian McKellan is still sharp-tongued and is urging the assistance of the hairy beast.
This post-credit spoiler after the movie sets up the scene for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Magneto is advising Wolverine of an enemy who wants to destroy the mutant race. But, then the big stunner arrives. Back from the dead, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) shocks the sharp-clawed wolf with his appearance. He tells Wolverine he is not the only one with powerful gifts and alas enters the dramatic anticipation of the newest ‘X-Men’ movie.
So, naturally for those of you who can’t wait until 2014 to get a sneak peek inside teases of the new flick, we’ve delivered. There are some pretty cool differences and features to be slated for the newest installment:
- The movie will be set in the past, primarily in the 70s. Producer Bryan Singer who also played a production hand for successful shows like ‘House M.D.’ stated of the new installment: “It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class,” he added “It’s its own story, inspired by Days of Future Past. She’s [Kitty Pryde] the prime facilitator. It’s her power that enables that to happen.”
- Wolverine is the main strength behind returning to the past to save the mutant future
- Professor Charles is radically different, darker
- Magneto has been busy building his immense power supply
- Comic book lovers will see more references in the movie than previous installments
Next question for many may be “Who the claws is Kitty Pryde?” She played a smaller role in the previous installment of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.” Kitty is an enigma- she can phase objects, including her body. She can walk on air, has a tremendously high intellect that encompasses several languages and insane computer skills. She is also one of the youngest mutants among the pack. Her role is revived with Ellen Page (Juno).
The Wolverine unleashes teasing scenes after the credits (so stay behind!) and it seems the next ‘X-Men’ installment is intended to thrill audiences and blast away previous box office records upon its release on May 23, 2014.