Actors from original trilogy on First Class sequel with Days of Future Past

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Actors from Original trilogy returning for a possible Days of Future past?

  1. Ellen Page as Shadowcat

  2. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

  3. Halle Berry as Storm

  4. Anna Paquin as Rogue

  5. James Marsden as Cyclops

  6. Ben Foster as Angel

  7. Kelsey Grammer as Beast

  8. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler

  9. Shawn Ashmore as Iceman

  10. Famke Janssen as Jean Grey

  11. Taylor Kitsch as Gambit

  12. Daniel Cudmore as Colossus

  13. Ellen Page as Shadowcat

  14. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

  15. Halle Berry as Storm

  16. Anna Paquin as Rogue

  17. James Marsden as Cyclops

  18. Ben Foster as Angel

  19. Kelsey Grammer as Beast

  20. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler

  21. Shawn Ashmore as Iceman

  22. Famke Janssen as Jean Grey

  23. Taylor Kitsch as Gambit

  24. Daniel Cudmore as Colossus

  25. Ellen Page as Shadowcat

  26. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

  27. Halle Berry as Storm

  28. Anna Paquin as Rogue

  29. James Marsden as Cyclops

  30. Ben Foster as Angel

  31. Kelsey Grammer as Beast

  32. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler

  33. Shawn Ashmore as Iceman

  34. Famke Janssen as Jean Grey

  35. Taylor Kitsch as Gambit

  36. Daniel Cudmore as Colossus

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  1. Great Mind(s)

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    Unfortunately the problem with bringing a bunch of people back is that we have to believe most of them are dead. So they have to pick and choose carefully.
     
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  2. Angamb

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    definetly.

    Id LOVE to see ALL the original actors on the big screen again, but this is Days of future past, so Bryan has to show ALL sides of the story.
     
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  3. Great Mind(s)

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    I had this fantasy where the final shot is of the "present day" X-Men after the future is saved. And it's with Xavier in his wheelchair (WITH a blanket) and the original 5 as a team. In their oldschool uniforms too! But it'll be modern day.
     
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  4. X-Maniac

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    I think it will be down to this: Anyone who isn't asked back or who doesn't want to come back will be portrayed as dead (or, rather, their characters will be).

    Also, some of those who DO come back will end up being killed off if either they, or Singer, want only a one-off appearance.

    It seems a wrong way to do a film (basing it on availability and preferences) as TLS did the same thing, but if they are wanting familiar faces it will probably come down to that.
     
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  5. X-Maniac

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    I won't go over the arguments about TLS but I agree with what you say about XMFC being a 'softboot'. The problem with that Singerverse softboot was in contradicting elements of Singer's own films (X1 and X2), which seems bizarre. But it seems we have to surrender to the continuity gremlins.

    It seems a plausible theory.

    It will be interesting to see the character line-up that results from all this.

    I agree there won't be many new characters. I hope Angel Salvadore and Riptide are explained out of the story somehow (captured, or killed) and that should give a bit more space with two out of the Brotherhood (leaving it as Magneto, Emma, Mystique, Azazel). And I hope we get a new female X-Men member (and maybe one other new student) to show Charles has been actively recruiting.

    It was still hard to see Rogue ever being an action chick. It just wasn't her nature. She never seemed as if she'd be ready to be a full team member. They'd also have to make her power-siphoning work instantly in order for her to be effective in battle.

    Unfortunately, the Basset ship has probably sailed. She's 54, only 5ft 4ins and after a pointless role in the horrendous Green Lantern, she might be steering clear of comic book films. I can't envisage her in the Storm role physically, even though she has the acting chops. You can see how good a fit she was for Tina Turner's muscular, stocky frame, but not for Storm. I have suggested Christine Adams from Terra Nova.

    On the other hand, if they are wanting familiar faces from the previous films, it's a good case for keeping Halle Berry. That's who audiences know. She did at least show better acting in the Singer X-Men films (though she had some good moments in TLS, as well as the bad parts).

    I like that 90s animated series. The characterisations may be cartoonish but they are, for the most part, pretty accurate. Many elements of that series are spot-on. Magneto's European accent and power displays (especially the spherical force field) were fantastic. There's a lot that could be learned from that cartoon. It did many things right. I can scarcely think of a terrible thing about it, except Storm's voice and weather-commanding speeches.

    I am, however, not expecting Gambit in DoFP. Not enough room in this event movie. I don't mind if Kitsch is brought back in a future film, with a more accurate look, but I somehow doubt Singer would acknowledge anyone from XMO: Wolverine. The studio might have some say, though; it's not necessarily all down to Singer.
     
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  6. marvelrobbins

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    I always thought Bryan singer viewed First Class as prequel to just his films.Now when he couldn't direct First Class that got muddled with Matthew Vaughn's both prequel and reboot approach.

    If Fox Is willing to just let Singer remove Last Stand from contunity as well as Wolverine(which noone cares about keeping In COntunity) you can have Xavier,Wolverine,Rogue,Cyclops,Jean,Magneto,and Mystique In future.

    The Time Traveler will likely be only one with subsabtal role In film.My Intsint Is bryan will do a 20-25 opening prologue In future and do rest of film In Past.
    The rest will be expanded Cameos

    There Is decent chance of Rogue as Time Traveler but I disagree that Bryan would give wolverine's role In future to Cyclops.I think he would want to have Wolverine and Rogue working together to call back to X-Men.That doesn't mean he wouldn't give something to Cyclops.


    I disagree about there being a new Villain.The brotherhood will almost certinly be planning an assassination and this film will have Magneto go to full blown
    Villain.If all surviving mutants from First Class return and the core of Singer's cast returns that's 14 characters plus target of assassination with possibilty
    of return of Moira.Them and Sentinles are enough to service.

    Bryan said on X2 audio commantary that Rogue and Iceman earned their uniforms at end of film.Ratner and Rothman pissed away all devolpment of rogue In Last Stand.

    People need to understand Absorbing powers and energy Is Rogue's mutation.The rest she stole from Ms Marvel.A character Fox doesn't have rights to.

    Films are different from TV Shows.With a season of TV even only half hour you have more time to give.
     
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  7. The Infernal

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    Not sure what you mean by "full blown villain". I've never questioned Magneto being the villain, even with his friendship with Xavier. He's already shown in two movies that he's willing to sacrifice Xavier and kill others that get in his way. I don't see him becoming mustache twirling evil since I think that would undermine his character.
     
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  8. marvelrobbins

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    Going from more antihero to more outright villain.magneto will always be different kind of villain than say Loki.
     
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    Oh, do you mean from where he was in First Class? I was stuck on McKellen Magneto.
     
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    Yep.Going from where Fassbender was at end of first Class and closer to Mckellen's magneto.
     
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    Wouldn't you have to also remove X2 to include Jean?
     
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    Not at all, especially considering his plans for her in his X3.
     
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  13. X-Maniac

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    But she was, to all intents and purposes, dead and under a lake at the end of X2. You'd have to see her rise from the lake as Phoenix before adding her back to any more Singerverse stories.
     
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  14. Angamb

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    Singer wont leave X3 out of continuity guys. He said they want to connect all movies, not FC with his movies.
     
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    All you have to do Is say consering how X2 ended jean returned,and Bryan talked about connecting films.He never said which ones.It was his Idea to have Xavier crippled and him and Xavier go their seperate ways at end of First Class.He's already shown not to care too much of what Brett Ratner and Rothman did with the Last Stand.He may have been
    talking about connecting X-Men,X2,First Class,and the wolverine with Days of future Past.

    I don't have any evidance Bryan Is throwing out The Last Stand.However judging by Past It's something he would do.And It's easiest way to quickly get Cyclops and Jean
    Into futre part of Days of future Past.
     
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    Famke also went to visit Bryan during the shooting of Superman Returns (at the time it was reported that she was discussing a cameo in the film). She also remains good friends with Hugh and James.

    Famke's new show, Hemlock Grove, finishes shooting in Dec/Jan and then she has nothing lined up after until the second season starts shooting. So, she would presumably be available to film a role.

    I'm just hoping that Jackman, Janssen, McKellen, Marsden, and Stewart all come back. Paquin wouldn't be bad either.
     
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    It's one thing for Singer to pretend that movies he didn't work on don't exist, but it's another thing if he pretends that his own movies don't exist, which is kind of what he'd be doing if Jean showed up without a proper explanation or with no explanation at all since he "killed" her off in his own movie. I'm assuming, of course, that the future would be set post-X3 (or post-X2 if Singer does indeed toss it out), but if it the future is set elsewhere, then I suppose Jean, or anyone else, could return.
     
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    He won't disregard his own films.They could easily come up with explanation for Jean's return with ending of X2.Xavier was sensoring something and the last shot was hinting
    at Jean's return.If Famke Janssen's The Wolverine Cameo Is her alive my feeling would be the ending would be Wolverine returning to mansion after his adventre In Japan to find Jean alive.It can be done If,and I repeat If,Fox lets him do It.

    To have Patrick Stewart,Ian Mckellan,Hugh Jackman,Famke Janssen,James Marsden,
    Anna Paquin,and Rebecca Romijn In DOFP would be dream.If they could squeeze another member In It may be Shawn Ashmore.Bryan liked him so much In small cameo In X-Men
    he brought him back In expanded role.Remember they recast Pyro.And Shawn was Bryan's first Choice to play Jimmy Olsen In Superman Returns.Rememebr at times they were rumors of patrick,Famke,and Hugh also appearing(Patrick as Jor-el before It was known they were using marlon Brando footage for Jor-el,Hugh as Jonathan Kent for flashback and Famke as Lois Lane)
     
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    One way to have Jean and all the dead characters return is to set the "future" in an alternate reality in which the X-film timeline happened differently.
     
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    I would rather them have the future part be a possable fuutre post X2 or post trilogy for
    the returning characters.Alternate reality excuse Is easy copout.Let's have some contunity.I am advocate of the let's throw the last Stand out because It would work
    better.And that seems like something Bryan Singer would want to do.
     
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    tonight I had a dream with the x-men, I saw Charles being in a prision, he sensed something and suddenly Jean was there, with his x2 look, they had a short conversation, someway Jean was threatening him, and then I saw fire Phoenix flying so fast horizontally over some kind of forest.

    it was epic, lol. Although I didnt like the background/location of that Phoenix moment lol
     
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    Agreed! I think Gambit could easily be added in the first X-Men movie. Instead of giving us Iceman as the love interest of Rogue, they should have gave us Gambit and it would have been more similar to the comics. I like the movie version of Iceman and I liked his small role on X1 but still Rogue/Gambit are still the original couple.
     
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    We must have been watching different movies since Storm was not given enough of anything. And Halle played the character how they wanted her to.
     
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    I completely, totally and utterly agree. Even in X-men the last stand where she has the most screen time her character still has nothing much to do. Halle is basically in it because she was a big star at the time, and Storm would allow for cool special effect, action pieces. The character isn't developed and even if they recast (which I think they shouldn't) if they don't do more to respect the character than it won't be any better. it would make sense to keep Halle in the role as audiences are already familiar with her as Storm and to give her better character development.

    To think that with three movies i still don't know where Storm comes from, what she believes in, why she joined the X-men and why Prof X thought that she would be the best replacement for Cyclops as leader. (I mean I know this stuff coz i've read comics and watched the animated series but those who haven't don't know. Yet they know Logan's from Canada, know his background, know what he fights for, know why and how he joined the x-men these are things we should know about ALL the characters. Storm was not the only one who had no character development, Cyclops and others didn't have development either.
     
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    I understand your points, and Im not happy with her role either...

    but we cant have info about the origin of all the x-men.

    And about why she is with the x-men, we dont need an explanation at all, she is there because she believes in Xaviers cause and she wants to be with them.

    The only scene where I said "WHAT??" was on X3 after Charles death and Storm saying maybe they should close the school. What a slap on the face to the character and the fans. pretty bad from the writers department.
     
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