X-Men: Days of Future Past has just stormed into theaters, but talk has already turned to the next chapter in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. I think a lot of people have wondered if the new film would feature the old cast as well as the new cast.
First off Bryan Singer is coming back to direct the new movie. Woo to the hoo!
Producer Simon Kinberg, was doing a chat with Yahoo about the new movie and said a few interesting things.
“The X-Men film that we’re working on now as everybody knows is X-Men: Apocalypse and that really follows the stories of the let’s say ‘First Class’ X-Men. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, many others of that generation of X-Men. So, in future X-Men films? Perhaps, but in ‘Apocalypse’ it will really be the continuation of the ‘past’ of ‘Days of Future Past.'”
So, to me that’s kind of a bummer. I like the original cast, so much better than the “new” cast. Even though I do love Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, but the old cast will always be X-Men to me.
Simon Kinberg, also talked about some recasting as well. Like possibly bringing a younger version of Jean Grey or Storm.
“If we included some of the original X-Men, like Storm, Jean, Scott, and others, yeah we would have to recast them, because Apocalypse takes place a good twenty years before “X1,” which now insanely was fifteen years ago. It would be very hard to do. Halle, Famke, and Jimmy, and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those characters to life and they’re so identified, those actors, with the parts now. So it would be a tall task, but I also would have said before “First Class” there would be no way we could find actors who could stand alongside Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and I think we managed to with Michael and James finding their own interpretation of the characters, not doing an impersonation. So, are we going to have to recast? If some of those characters were in the movie we would, but we’ll see.”
So, to me, it looks like we will see some more original cast members show up.