Two Major Casting Announcements for Days of Future Past; Re-Writes Planned

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We’re just a few weeks away from Bryan Singer’s sequel to X-Men: First Class going into full production with the filming stage. So far, we’ve seen some surprises with the casting, with numerous members from both Singer’s initial films and Matthew Vaughn’s newer film. Joining the cast is Peter Dinklage in an unnamed role, but it is expected he’ll be playing Bolivar Trask, the mastermind behind the mutant hunting Sentinels, something X-fans have been chomping at the bit to see. One role that has been rumored for a while to be the mystery CGI character is Apocalypse. While we’ve yet to hear anything definite, a lot of the character being included and several other hints have eluded to this idea.

Well, you can call it official as it’s been announced that Kevin Grevioux has landed the role of Apocalypse in Days of Future Past. The news comes as a bit of a shock as it was expected the character would be all CGI, which still may be the case with the use of mo-cap.

Grevioux, who many of you will know from the Underworld series, was chosen for the role mostly for his intimidating size and the gravelly voice we heard in the vampire/werewolf films. But, here’s the kicker on this news, some don’t know that Grevioux is actually a writer of comics and this was the second reason he was brought on. Apparently, Singer wants Grevioux to do a re-write of the script as he feels the current story doesn’t jive with the previous films enough, specifically The Last Stand. Being that the third film in the franchise was such a stinker, the pair will be trying to find a way to re-introduce Professor Xavier into Days of Future Past to ret-con the character and revive him.

Rumor has it that Grevioux and Singer will also be re-introducing The Phoenix as a source for reviving Professor X, which also means that Famke Janssen will be returning to the franchise as well. No other details are known at this time, but one thing is for sure, people will believe just about anything they read these days.

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