The news comes via We Got This Covered, which claims a source close to the production of the Fox film contends Janssen was in Sydney, Australia, last week to shoot a cameo. No word yet on how she will fit into the movie, but the site says it will probably be a small role.
If Janssen does in fact have a role in The Wolverine, we wouldn’t be too shocked. The X-Men movies don’t stick to one specific timeline, but they do nod to one another. Take, for instance, Hugh Jackman‘s cameo appearance in X-Men: First Class.
Meanwhile, fans are going to have the chance to talk to Jackman and director James Mangold themselves Monday, Oct. 29. The duo will be holding a live chat from Australia at 1 p.m. PT that will take place on their YouTube page and website. Fans can submit their questions through Facebook and on Twitter by using the hashtage #TheWolverineLive. Someone please ask them to set the record straight on this Janssen rumor.
Directed by Mangold, The Wolverine is based in part on the 1982 Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, which found Logan battling ninjas and the politics of the Tokyo criminal underworld for the heart of his ex-lover, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord.
Jackman, Lee and Khodchenkova are joined in the cast by Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee. The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.