X-Men: Apocalypse to Feature “First Class” Cast

Howdy, kids.

We’ve been covering X-Men: Days of Future Past pretty heavily this past weekend, but with good reason if our review is anything to go by. This film, with its $302 million opening weekend (greater than any of the other X-Men movies’ opening weekends and already $100 million over the film’s budget) has firmly secured the future of the franchise… Except that it’s really secured it’s past.

Who will return for "X-Men: Apocalypse?" *Cue Jeopardy Theme*

Who will return for “X-Men: Apocalypse?” *Cue Jeopardy Theme*

According to writer/producer Simon Kinberg:

“We approached it as a final goodbye for the original actors… But to be totally candid, that’s the way I approached X-Men: The Last Stand. If you talked to me in 2006 and said, ‘Do you think we’ll ever see Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier again? Do you think we’ll see Ian and Halle and Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore back on screen together?’ I most likely would have said no, and certainly in the case of Patrick Stewart I would have said no way. There’s some part of our brains that hopes we will see them again, but we wanted to tell a story that felt like it was a conclusion to their stories.”

So… The future is fixed… And all of the characters have survived… But the Apocalypse storyline takes place in the past.

Doesn’t that kind of take some of the suspense out of things? We know a few of the major characters who will be surviving…

But does this really mean that we’re never going to see the original cast again? No Scott, no Jean, no Storm? Or any of the younger group, including Iceman, Shadowcat, Colossus, and Rogue?

Well, maybe, maybe not. According to an interview with The Daily Beast, regarding the cast for X-Men: Apocalypse:

“It will focus primarily on the First Class cast, but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too.”

So, we’ll get bits of the original cast, but mostly the 60s/70s/80s cast, Quicksilver included.

HOORAY!

HOORAY!

Hm. Well, it’s probably safe to say that the next film in the series is not going to have another time-traveling storyline, so it’ll be interesting to see how exactly they’re going to go ahead and do all of that.

Rest assured, I’m going to be waiting so be sure to check back with us for updates as they come along!

 

 

 

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Posted on May 27, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. “..but we wanted to tell a story that felt like it was a conclusion to their stories.”
    Then, Simon, why did you give Magneto his powers back and create that end-credits scene with Xavier? That’s not exactly wrapping things up with a pretty bow and doesn’t conclude anything! This is bullshit. If X3 had been a critical success, there would have been an X4, and those two scenes ensured that it could happen with those characters.

    As for the next film, the only original trilogy character/actor they can use back in the ’80s (without time travel) is Wolvie/Jackman. Everyone else is simply too young back then.

  2. “This film, with its $302 million opening weekend (greater than any of the other X-Men movies’ opening weekends… ” This article claims it fell short of the franchise record:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3848&p=.htm

    X3 opened on a Memorial Day weekend too, but did the others? If not it’s not really a fair comparison. Regardless I’m really pleased with how well it’s doing and its on pace to outsell them all with the final tally.

  3. Singer said this film will focus on the origins of the OT core cast so there will be a young Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey in addition to Beast, Gambit, Quicksilver, and McAvoy X (will they shave some or all of his head?). Supposedly there will be no time travel but possible intercuts to the future timeline making it possible to see Marsden and Janssen maybe? Magneto and Mystique also return.

    No mention of Havok… a possible Horseman candidate?

    • pattyinreallife

      That would be interesting about Havok. And it would be good to see the original cast some more.

      • Singer also mentioned bringing Nightcrawler back -I hope so! His assault on the White House in X2 was one of the coolest scenes in the OT!

  4. I’ve heard nothing about plans for Wolverine in Apocalypse, or whether or not he gets adamantiumized in this new timeline, but I DID find this amusing clip:
    Everything Wrong With X-men Origins: Wolverine In 14 Minutes

    I had forgotten about all of these problems and overrated the film at 5/10. It matches X3 at 3/10 IMO.

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