12 Things Marvel Will Want You To Forget About X-Men Movies

11. Wildly Unnecessary Cameo

20th Century Fox

2016 was a huge year for superhero movies. Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, and Doctor Strange all debuted in cinemas, and all were marketed massively. Slap bang in the middle of this was X-Men: Apocalypse. With the Fox product coming out just weeks after Civil War, something had to be done to make sure it wasn't lost in the pack.

The hype for the movie ramped up after the trailer showed a certain mutant's claws protrude from his knuckles ready for a fight. Wolverine's eighth appearance in the franchise would surely be enough to fill seats.

But what Fox delivered was nothing more than a pointless cameo that furthered no story. It was obvious straight away that this was just a grab to get more attention on the movie, cramming Hugh Jackman in there despite having no reason to.

To say that this was a huge letdown would be an understatement, and something no X-Men fan looks back on fondly.

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