Reps from across the seven nerd kingdoms are currently descending upon San Diego for this year's Comic Con bonanza, and so in keeping with the annual tradition, those geeky floodgates are about to burst wide open. Meanwhile, those who aren't making the pilgrimage to San Diego while sporting some anime finery can still be treated to a little bit of geek bait on this fine day because while promoting "The Wolverine," which hits theaters on July 26, Hugh Jackman let slip that there will indeed be an "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Easter Egg following the end credits. Zounds!
While chatting about the next "X" installment, Jackman told The Buzz (via ScreenRant), "There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credits of 'The Wolverine,' you’re going to get a really nice little Easter Egg for what 'Days of Future Past' has to offer … which we can’t reveal!" Well played, Mr. Logan.
Since Jackman himself couldn't reveal the deets ('cause that'd defeat the ticket-pushing purpose of the "slip," natch), our pals at ScreenRant hypothesized about what this could entail.
As we all well know by now, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will feature a buncha cast members from both of Bryan Singer's "X-Men" installments, plus a couple of from Brett Ratner's third film and of course the "rebooted" cast members from the sixties-set "X-Men: First Class." Also, the movie involves time travel and alternate dimensions and some other stuff that'll hope to melt your mind next summer.
Back in May, JoBlo caught wind of Jackman and director James Mangold doing some pick-up shoots alongside Patrick Stewart (you might know him as Professor X) who was, get this, on two legs. So, it's either time travel or some kinda gnarly alternate X-Universe involved here, but in either case suspicion has it that this has a little something to do with what Jackman was teasing.
We'll find out next weekend when "The Wolverine" hacks and slashes his way into a theater near you.
So ... is it groovy by you if this Easter Egg amounts to a 15-second sequence that ostensibly serves as a commercial for a movie that you're probably going to see next summer anyway? Hit the comments and let us know.