With the ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer out its time for Fox to start talking about their most profitable franchise as in who might be showing up in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ We already know that younger versions of Cyclops, Jean, and Storm have been cast for the film so who else might be making an appearance? Well writer Simon Kinberg drops a few names and details.
First up the one big rumored name that just came up when someone asked if Dazzler might be making an appearance in the film.
“Could happen. We’re certainly looking at mutants that would fit into the period. That’s the era that I grew up in. The music, the fashion, the videogames: We really want to integrate all of that in the movie, and have it infuse the movie with a different vibe.”
So it seems that the 80s are going to be on here in full force. While Dazzler was introduced in the 70s, she really continued to be a prominent member of the team throughout the 80’s.
Rumors aside, however, Kinnberg does drop a few big names. To start with, we will be seeing Rose Byrne reprising her role as Moira MacTaggert. It’ll be interesting as we’ve already been introduced to her but will now go through the process again as:
“She’s a significant character in the movie. We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them. It’s certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in First Class, and would like to mine more in this one.”
Who else will be showing up? Well:
“This movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, Eric, Raven, and Hank, who are essentially our main characters. They’re such young actors and young characters, so there’s a lot more story to tell. But as a first phase of their lives, there is this feeling of closure by the end of the movie.”
We know that the mainstay mutants of Cyclops, Jean, and Storm are being introduced here so you have to wonder – could the next set of movies focus just on the new characters? I wouldn’t be surprised to see Magneto and Raven drop into the background, yet I would imagine that Xavier and Hank would be major players going forward.
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Sources: Comic Book Movie