Attentive X-Men fans might have caught a hotly rumored cameo in the most recent “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” trailer. We know Gambit, Sabretooth, and even the loudmouthed Rob Liefeld creation Deadpool are all going to be featured. But one other mutant appeared to have sneaked in the back door: Storm!
There’s a small girl with bright white hair who could easily pass for a young Ororo Munroe at about the 1:53 mark of the trailer. (Read on for a screenshot of the scene in question.) And now, producer Lauren Shuler Donner appears to have confirmed that Storm was at least originally slated to appear.
“She was a little part of the movie,” Donner told Widescreen Vision. The bad news is, however, that Ororo may be skipping straight from the trailer to the “Wolverine” DVD.
“She is no longer in it,” the producer said. “But she was in a village where they visited. The movie was edited, and that particular character didn’t make that scene.”
The scene would make sense since Wolverine is quite a bit older than Storm -- his mutant abilities allow him to age well. So it’s entirely possible within the continuity of the X-films that’s he could have encountered her as a child. Just be prepared to have that encounter left to the imagination until after “Wolverine” leaves theaters.
“We’re still editing,” Donner added. “We’ll show in the DVD scenes that were not included, but there are not really that many.”
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