There have been a lot of rumors floating around that X-Men: Age of Apocalypse was going to go all G.I.Joe Retaliation and wipe out most if not all of the original cast members. But that seems to be a bit of a reach according to the latest news. Check out more on what we can expect cast wise for the next installment in the X-Men franchise, and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently proving its massive box office draw, 20th Century Fox is already getting things ready to prepare for the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse, set to hit the big screen May 27, 2016. In a conversation with The Daily Beast, screenwriter Simon Kinberg dropped an interesting detail about the planned eighth entry in Fox’s big screen X-Universe, claiming that it, too, would feature “original” cast members.
“It will focus primarily on the ‘First Class’ cast,” he says, “but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too.”
Which cast members might those be? One of them is almost certainly Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who has all-but confirmed his involvement in the project. Another might be Patrick Stewart who, in a recent report, teased a post-Days of Future Past reprisal of his Professor Charles Xavier. (He has, after all, appeared in every big screen X-Men film except for First Class). If Stewart does appear, however, does that necessarily mean that time travel will again be involved in the storyline? Could we see the alternate future of the popular comic book storyline Age of Apocalypse? Only time will tell, so keep checking back for details as they become available!
What original X-Men characters would you like to see back for X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know in the comments!