Originally Posted by Mr.M
Unfortunately, I believe the window for an X-4 is closed. I think this IS the X-4. McKellan is going to be 80 by 2016-17. Famke is soon to be 50 as mentioned. Jackman is up there, pushing 50.
Patrick Steward will be pushing 80 too, Halle is going for 50 even sooner than Hugh. As sad as it is, they won't be playing these characters forever.
You can however bring new young actors in these roles in the FC continuity, and with Fassy, J-Law, McAvoy and Hoult, who are hot actors right now, a FC continuation can make up a solid cast without having to rely on OT actors.