Today in Unfounded Rumors: Potential [SPOILER] Cameo in The Wolverine

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We’ll file this under: Meh, possible. There’s a rumor floating around that a certain character familiar to the X-Franchise might be making a special appearance in The Wolverine. So who does this mystery cameo belong to? Beware: Under the jump (and in the comments) lies a spoiler.

That would be Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen. It was reported on the blog We Got This Covered that Janssen flew into Sydney, where The Wolverine is currently shooting, for the cameo last week. I’m taking the news with a heavy (read: boulder-sized) grain of salt as they don’t list any sources or corroborating evidence, but it certainly would be interesting if Grey did pop up. Fitting, too: Wolverine’s cameo in X-Men: First Class was a fun little moment that got a lot of people talking, so it makes sense that 20th Century Fox would want to do something similar with The Wolverine.

It’s also generally assumed that Janssen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman et. al. will show up in X-Men: Days of Future Past, thus tying the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class into one nice, time travel-y package. If Fox does intend to do that, referencing Jean Grey in The Wolverine could be a means of looping Wolverine’s stand-alone movies into the larger picture. A network of interlocking cameos worked well for The Avengers and its various movies, anyway.

Not knowing much about the original X-Men canon, I’ve no clue how Jean Grey could fit into The Wolverine if this rumor proves accurate. Clue me in, readers?

(via: Bleeding Cool)

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