James Mangold released some surprise footage of The Wolverine today, teasing Wednesday’s release of the first official trailer. Shockingly, this teaser of the trailer featured one major spoiler that has only been speculated on from the movie. Famke Janssen will return for a cameo as Jean Grey.
Janssen was rumored to have flown to Sydney during filming, and with her appearance in this teaser footage, it looks like the rumors were true about the actress reprising her role as Jean Grey in the X-Men franchise.
The Wolverine takes place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, a movie that retold the Dark Phoenix story and ended with Jean sacrificing herself to save the world from herself – at the hands of Wolverine’s claws. If you remember right, Logan didn’t want to schnick Jean, but she forced it.
The synopsis of The Wolverine states that Logan is in a really bad place in his life, alone and at a major turning point. While I doubt Jean Grey is coming back from the dead, I won’t be surprised to see the memories of her haunting Logan’s dreams.
Check out the teaser below and get ready for the first real trailer on Wednesday.
Also, make sure to check out my interview with Famke Janssen from last year when she won the award for Best Oklahoma Film at the deadCENTER Film Festival for Bringing Up Bobby.