Marvel X-Men Casting News: Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey All To Be Recast With New Actors In X-Men Apocalypse
Did you enjoy X-Men: Days Of Future Past and its time travelling shenanigans? Are you looking forward to future Fox-Marvel mutant movies X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool? Well, after Days Of Future Past's timeline tango, your old standbys may look slightly different from what you're used to.
"If we included some of the original X-Men like Storm and Jean and Scott and others in Apocalypse, yeah we'd have to recast them, as Apocalypse takes place a good twenty years before [the first] X-Men, which was now, insanely, a good ten to fifteen years ago,"producer Simon Kinberg (Star Wars: Rebels) stated in a video interview with Yahoo! Movies.
As the first X-Men movie came out in 2000, it was simply fifteen years ago.
"It would be really hard to do. [Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden] and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those parts to life, and are so identified with those parts now," says Kinberg. "So it would be a tall task. But I also would have said before First Class that there would be no actors who can stand alongside Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart."
James McAvoy, who plays Professor Xavier in the new First Class timeline, is 35. This will basically require actual X-teens to make him look like a sage professor of any authority. Adjust your fancastings accordingly! Michael Fassbender will be 38 and taking a nice nap by the time the movie comes out.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters May 18, 2016.