I know we’re all excited about ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ coming out this month but Bryan Singer is looking ahead to the future and is already laying out what he wants out of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘! While clearly Apocalypse will be the major villain in the film, it would appear that one of the main goals of the film will actually be the creation of the X-Men team that we see in the original trilogy.
Now there isn’t enough details to say if Professor X is forming the X-Men because he feels it is the right thing to do or to combat the threat of Apocalypse, but that will be one of the major goals of the film. As the film is recreating the original cast, is this finallythe time we could see James Marsden return as Cyclops? Well unless more time travel is involved, that is highly doubtful. This film is set in the 1980s so it would be time to not only bring the original characters back but recast younger version of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm.
The movie is said to be set in between the birth of the relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men and is the “inbetweequel” between ‘Days of Future Past’ and the original trilogy. So while we’ll have some of the cast from ‘First Class’, there will be some new characters introduced also.
As producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg expains:
“In a way, it feels like from this point forward we can do whatever we want. But we’ll be moving forward with some of the actors from the First Class/Days of Future Past cast, so there’s stuff we’ve done in these last couple of movies that we’ll definitely continue doing for them, at least in ‘Apocalypse’, if not more movies going forward.”
I wonder if this means that in the ‘X-Men’ movies we’ve seen the last of all of the original cast? While on the one hand that would truly be a shame, on the other this is a great way to pull fresh blood into the series and keep it moving forward for years to come. If ‘Days of Future Past’ truly retconned most of the first movies, we can have a slew of epic stories for quite some time and have Xavier’s mutants actually know about Magneto from the get go. Also, with Hugh Jackman leaving the franchise soon, this would be a perfect time to go a movie or two without Wolverine before recasting him.
What do you think of ‘Apocalypse’ showing the formation of the ‘X-Men’? Are you excited on how the shaking up of the cast is working out or do you wish they had just kept going strong from when the first two films were released? Share your thoughts below!
Source: SciFi Now via Comic Book Movie