X-MEN Producers On The Original Cast And Solo Movies For GAMBIT Or DEADPOOL
X-Men: Days of Future Past is still about two weeks away from taking over theaters, but there are already several plans being set in motion for the future of mutant-kind on the big screen. The Days of Future Past followup, X-Men: Apocalypse, has already been slated for release but there are even more flicks in various stages of production. The Fantastic Four reboot has begun filming and work is well underway for Wolverine‘s next (and possibly final) solo outing. In a recent interview with HitFix, X-Men producers Lauren Shuler-Donner and Hutch Parker teased what we may see beyond those previously mentioned movies.
There have been rumors and several news reports that the original X-Men cast (Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm mainly) could be popping up in Apocalypse as younger versions of what we saw in the first X-flick. Several of the original cast members have returned for Days of Future Past, but several more were noticeably absent (Famke Janssen was spotted on the Days of Future Past red carpet tonight). When asked if the original actors from the X-Men trilogy, or even younger versions of the characters they portrayed could make a reappearance in Apocalypse, the producers would only say “It’s always possible.” Those rumors have been gaining a lot of steam, and some spoilers [ about Days of Future Past cameos we didn’t know about], it seems like the producers’ comments are just short of an official confirmation.
Another thing people have been talking a lot about is potential X-Men spinoff movies. Wolverine is getting ready for his third solo outing, so many fans think it’s time for other characters to get their own shot at solo stardom. Shuler-Donner has been very vocal about doing a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum, and Deadpool has been in development hell for years. When asked if more solo movies are on the horizon, Shuler-Donner mentions Gambit and Deadpool as the two most likely candidates, saying “[Yes] definitely some solo efforts. I hope to see us do Gambit. Deadpool will eventually punch his way to the screen, I think. Yes we’ll do some solo efforts.” So Gambit seems like a safe bet and hope is still alive for Deadpool. We’ll just have to wait and see what the post Apocalypse landscape for the X-Men is like. What do you think about the producer’s comments?
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Source : HitFxi