Bryan Singer Discusses Which X-Men He Wants In APOCALYPSE
We’re still a couple of months away from the release of Bryan Singer’s anticipated Days of Future Past, which brings together the characters from the First Class crew as well as the original cast that Singer assembled starting in 2000. The film is expected to to be a time-traveling adventure of epic proportions, as well as bringing the fan-favorite Sentinels to the big screen. Not long ago, it was announced that Singer would be sticking to the X-Men franchise and tackle one of the most iconic X-Men stories to ever grace the pages with X-Men Apocalypse, with the sequel expected to drop in 2016.
Fox and Singer have already got the ball rolling with a story already in the works. The director is in the process of putting his vision to paper and has previously stated that it will be a very destructive film. As can be expected, Singer will want to bring together an impressive group of mutants to battle the ancient threat. With the film expected to take place during the 1980’s, we can expect the film to use the First Class group, including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and such. But you can bet he’ll bring in some new faces and if he has his way, a couple more familiar faces. While speaking with Cine Premiere (via ComicBookMovie), Singer revealed that he has two characters in mind.
“I’m considering a Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse. [I was] going to have Nightcrawler appear [in Days of Future Past] and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants known history.”
Right of the bat, you’ll notice that once again, Fox and Singer seem to be ignoring previous film canon as Nightcrawler’s “origin” was seen in X2: X-Men United. So for him to show up in younger form to team up with the X-Men of the 1980’s seems to be rather silly. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Nightcrawler character, but it looks as though they are just doing whatever the hell they want now days. As for Gambit, his involvement would make more sense, as the last time we saw him was in the so-so X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Let’s not forget that producer Lauren Shuler Donner is really big on the Gambit character and if he’s included in Apocalypse, it could serve as a jumping point for a spin-off film.
What do you think? Are they in the right to pull these two characters into the mix and ignore previous story lines or is it too little too late at this point? What other mutants would you like to see show up in the film? Don’t for get to check back to Comic Book Therapy next week when a brand new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past will premier.
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