When it comes to connecting Wolverine to the newer series of X-Men films, Bryan Singer has managed to create a storyline that makes sense without screwing up too much of the past stories we’ve already seen on the screen. Now he seems to have free reign to use the character and his past in new ways within the X-Men films, while also keeping the character free for his final run in the next Wolverine film.
That’s likely why we’ll get to see Wolverine in a cameo role in X-Men: Apocalypse, with the return of Weapon X playing a role, too. That means we’ll get another appearance by William Stryker in the film —teased in the trailer — and CBM teases how he fits into the film thanks to the latest issue of Empire:
In a sequence revolving around Mystique, Beast, Quicksilver, and Moira MacTaggert, the magazine describes the scene as follows: “The quartet have been kidnapped by army twonk William Stryker following a cataclysmic event at the X-Mansion, and wake up in a holding cell. On a balcony above them, Stryker taunts his prisoners, demanding to know the whereabouts of Magneto.”