Marvel X-Men Casting News: Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey All To Be Recast With New Actors In X-Men Apocalypse

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:59 AM EDT

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.

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"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."

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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.

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