It's not really a very secret secret, but IGN Filmforce has confirmed the existence of a 30 or so second clip tacked onto the end of upcoming comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand. The clip will follow after the ending credit scroll (not an entirely unusual tactic) and will feature an important story point which IGN dares you to guess. They're pretty sure you won't be able to, but we here at Cinematical are pretty confident in our intelligence and we are fully willing to accept that dare. However, we are fully aware that many of you are spoiler avoiders and if we are correct this is a major spoiler, so to find out our guess meet us again after the jump ...

... I'm confident several of you have already pieced this together, but in case you haven't allow me to walk you through it. Several days ago Ian McKellen appeared on a talk show with a host who had already seen the flick (McKellen hasn't). McKellen quizzed the host about the possible existence of a chess playing scene near the end of the film. When the host confirmed the scene had made the cut and did exist, McKellen got very excited and said this lent a lot of weight to sequel possibilities. Later, Patrick Stewart made some very glib and unconcerned remarks about his character's death; and he also remains convinced this isn't the last X-film. And now we learn a "top secret" scene will trail the credits. This scene will no doubt feature Magneto and Professor X playing chess meaning ... *gasp* ... he isn't really dead! True Believers are painfully familiar with this faux-death practice, I guess it's only fair the films introduce everyone else to it as well.
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