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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ May Recast Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm


With the premiere later this month of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the mutants move from the early-1960s setting of First Class to the 1970s and a dystopian alternate future. It’s only a brief visit, though, as Bryan Singer confirmed in March that X-Men: Apocalypse will see the characters jump forward into the ’80s, where fans could see Gambit and possibly a young Nightcrawler.

The shift of course inches the setting closer to that of the Singer-directed 2000 film that launched the Fox franchise, which offers at least some indication of the plans for Apocalypse.

“My next goal, is how did the X-Men come together?” Singer told SciFiNow. “That story hasn’t been told yet, so [Days of Future Past] is the inbetweequel. It’s in between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men.”

Assuming the core team includes Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm — who in X-Men were already instructors at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngster — that would seem to point to new, younger actors cast being in the roles originated by James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry, right?

“Yeah, exactly,” Singer told the magazine.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on May 23.


  • movieartman

    paula patton as storm please, with mohawk and ultimate universe fishnets, please.

  • AirDave

    I would think recasting Cyclops, Jean and Storm would be a given for a film set before X-Men… ;)

  • J.p. Ducey

    Michael B. Jordan can play TWO STORMS!

  • ImpostirEvil

    Marsden bet on the wrong horse. Superman Didn’t Return.

  • Patrick Keely

    If X-Men: DOFP does well and allows for X-Men: Apocalypse to have a great budget and work out well, this could easily lead to a new X-Men franchise movies set around that core team.

  • sisteract666

    Don’t recast!!!!

  • MediaSELLS

    Halle Berry as Storm was the mistake that wouldn’t quit. Anybody could play Cyclops, Alan Cumming was a good nightcrawler but a bit too old, Famke was the PERFECT Jean Grey but maybe she’s too up there in years now? If Fox insists on not giving the rights back to Marvel to fix this Franchise – then at the very least RE-CAST STORM.

  • Miguel

    Get Lupita!

  • Mordecai

    20 bucks they get Lupita N’yongo to play Storm.

  • HoodFace$

    Josh Hartnett as Gambit and Ryan Gosling as Cyclops.

  • HoodFace$

    Good choice.

  • R&B

    I say don’t recast!

  • JW

    Keke Palmer would be the ideal young Storm. She has the charisma, talent, and boldness to embody the magic that we fans are looking for.

  • Blade

    In my opinion Wolverine is starting to look old .But younger versions of Cyclops, Storm AndJean Grey .As long as storm isnt Lupita Nyngo or a man I can get onboard with that.But Teally need to recast Hugh Jackman.

  • Miss Smith/Eliza

    Do storm spinn off , please . Only halle berry should play this main role .