Tuesday, April 28, 2009
As it is, Wolverine has enough on his plate with a brand new movie opening this weekend that’s already seen an online security breach and closures due to Swine Flu. But just to prove that he really is the best at what he does, the metal-boned superhero has added some extra incentive to see “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” when it comes out this week.
According to various outlets, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” will feature multiple secret endings that run after the closing credits. The catch is that these Easter Egg endings will vary from print to print — meaning you’ll have to see the film multiple times in different theaters to view every ending. While the exact number of endings remains unclear, at least two of these post-credit scenes have been identified online. First Showing caught a screening of the film that featured Deadpool in the print’s closing. While the website wouldn’t disclose the details of the scene, it seems likely that this ending will pave the way for the oft-rumored “Deadpool” spin-off starring Ryan Reynolds.
Meanwhile, SlashFilm attended a showing of “Wolverine” and saw a different final scene. In this print’s alternate ending, Logan is seen drinking at a bar in Japan. He speaks in Japanese with a barmaid, telling her that he’s not drinking to forget something — he’s drinking to remember. This ending gels with Hugh Jackman’s previously stated desire to see Wolverine head to Japan and embrace the character’s samurai roots.
Easter Egg endings are hardly uncommon in superhero films — how could we forget Samuel L. Jackson’s surprise appearance as Nick Fury in “Iron Man“? Even Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: The Last Stand” featured an after-the-credits scene with Patrick Stewart returning from beyond the grave.