Just X-Men

Just X-Men

With Marvel making so many movies today, I wanted to play around a bit and let everyone know who I would like as X-Men. No particular movie, just my favorite characters...

For starters, I wanted to cast Nathan Summers/Cable. Obviously whoever portrayed him would have to be an older person. On top of that, he has to be pretty big (6'8"). At first I thought Bruce Willis but I decided to go with Michael Biehn. He plays a good soldier in Aliens, he was awesome in Tombstone, and he's the freaking dad of John Connor!



Next is Cyclops/Scott Summers. I liked James Marsden portraying Cyclops. The only thing I want is for them not to make him such a wuss with no story. I mean he is the leader of the X-Men for a reason. He's a soldier and he's just doesn't get the credit I think he deserves.



Next on my list is Domino/Neena Thurman. I know she was never really an X-Man but she is X affiliated. And for this casting I chose Lena Headey. She's a tough number as Sarah Connor and I think she would be able to pull it off.



My next character is Cannonball/Sam Guthrie. Originally, I didn't think he was the best character in the world until I saw him battle it out with Gladiator about 10+ years ago and from that point I started to like him as an X-Man. For this choice I went with Wes Chatham (The Unit). He is not a well known actor but I think he would be a good fit for the southern mutant.



One of my favorite X-Men is Iceman/Bobby Drake and I don't think Sean Ashmore did him justice. He was an okay casting but I would rather see Joseph Gordon-Levitt portray the teams prankster. Levitt is an all around good actor to me.



For Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner I decided to change Alan Cumming. Although he did a good job, I wanted to go with Alan Tudyk. He was good in Firefly/Serenity and in 28 days, he played a character with a German accent and would fill Wagner's shoes quite nicely. Just dye his hair, paint him blue and you have Nightcrawler.



My next pick is Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde. When X3 was made, I know they were going for a younger Shadowcat but I think they should fast forward and make her a little older. Ellen Page was okay as Kitty but I want to go with Mila Kunis.



One of my favorite female characters has always been Psylocke/Betsy Braddock. There were a few choices I had with this character. At first I wanted to go with Kelly Hu but she already had the Lady Deathstrike character so I nixed that idea. Then I thought about Stephanie Jacobson (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), but ultimately I decided on Grace Park. I like her as the ninja assassin.



And now for Colossus/Peter Rasputin. Another character that if you wanted to use a bad actor with few lines (Daniel Cudmore) you could just fill with a tall muscle-bound guy but I would like him to have a few more words in the movie (damn you Bret Rattner). So for this choice I went with Karl Urban since there is a pretty good chance he will not helm the Thor mantle. Plus, he was a convincing Russian in the Bourne Supremecy.



Next on my list is Havok/Alex Summers. He is an all-around cool character and as much as I like Cyclops, he is the cooler brother. I wanted to go with Sean William Scott at first but I just don't think he could pull off a more serious role so instead I went with Justin Hartley. I know he's currently the Green Arrow on Smallville but that show will eventually end.



Archangel/Warren Worthington III is my next X-Man I have always liked. I still think Paul Walker can pull off the wealthy winged mutant of the bunch.



Up now is The White Queen/Emma Frost. I thought about using Ali Larter but ultimately I decided to go with Trisha Helfer because I think she would be better at pulling off the conceided and snobbish role of the X-Men. Plus, to me she seems more mature for the role.



Now for the newest team member, Armor/Hisako Ichiki. I went with Devon Aoki for this role because I am growing to like Armor and her cool mutant power and Aoki seems like the type to kick some serious butt.



For my last X-affiliated character I choose Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox. I liked their original pick in X3 and for some reason I think it would be cool to multiply yourself. But I would rather go with Brian Austin Green (yeah I said it) for this role. Not for his work in 90210 but for his portrayal of Derek Reese in the Sarah Connor Chronicles.



There you have it. That is my casting for characters (fictional) in the X-Universe. Feel free to nit-pick and bash (because I know its coming) but that's who I choose unless there is someone better for the role.
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21 Comments
greenlanternsector2814 - 3/29/2009, 1:07 PM
I like Statham but I just don't think he's old enough. Plus, I don't think he is very good at hiding his accent. Every movie I've seen him is has his British accent. Need an older, grittier guy.
theFACE - 3/29/2009, 2:20 PM
if it were me i would switch the actors for angel and havok.
realfirstavenger - 3/29/2009, 3:23 PM
some very good casting here
well done good sir

and anything with tricia helfer....
pure gold
greenlanternsector2814 - 3/29/2009, 3:36 PM
That's actually not a bad idea Face. The only reason I had Hartley as Havok is because he was the younger brother of Cyclops and Angel was about the same age. Trust me, I've thought about casting Walker as Havok but I like him as Worthington. Especially for the darker X-Force. That's what I had in mind for that particular casting choice.
TheMyth - 3/29/2009, 5:16 PM
Some brilliant casting idea's here!!! I am so gitty I've no clue where to start. Micheal Beihn as Cable... EPIC. I don't know how that has gone overlooked for so long. I know want to see Cable in a movie, any movie, as long as this is the cast for him.

I liked Alan Cumming for Nightcrawler, but if he couldn't reprise for some reason, Tudyk is a great choice. I say so because I remember him as 'Sonny' from "I Robot". Additionally, This is an actor I've never seen type-cast. His roles are always different, and his ability for changing accents is great.

While he has never been one of my more favored characters, Cannonball has a special place with me as a fellow Kentuckian. I think your pick may be a little to brawny. Sam is medium height and lithe in build. Thanks for your enthusiasm in keeping with his southern twang, but their is someone better suited out there, I'm sure. One of many things I can say about Kentuckians, they aren't camera shy. If you plucked a new hopeful from the Western side of the state, they could probably fill the shoes with an authentic newbie.

I always thought Tricia Helfer would be a great Emma Frost, but also thought she would be a greater Black Cat. If everyone else is fine with an actress playing 2 large roles in the Marvel Universe, I am too. Not like Black Cat is likely to make a crossover into the X-Men... even though she is a mutant. Tricia is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Hell, she could play every blonde character in movies, I'd watch. Joking of course.

I've been working on my own Cast for the X-Men. Not for a particular movie, just picks I think would be Epic in my eyes should certain characters ever be brought onscreen. Some of the picks I've made are based on brilliant choices others have made, I'd like to add the Micheal Biehn as Cable to that line-up. I've been working on the article for some time, as it's interested me more currently than finishing any fan-fic.

Thanks for all the X-Men reading material Fivebees, and the rest of you who've been posting so much. As I'm sure I've conveyed multiple times, The X-Men are my favorite fictional characters of all time, and I really can't get enough of them.
greenlanternsector2814 - 3/29/2009, 7:09 PM
Hey Myth, how about Cam Gigandet for the role of Cannonball? He's the guy who was the bad guy in Twilight and in Never Back Down. I know he's not southern but what do you think? Also, for Black Cat, one of my choices was possibly Ali Larter. I thought about using her for Frost but I think she might suit the Cat better.
RorMachine - 3/30/2009, 8:03 AM
Great pics for the most part..The only one i have a problem with is your pic for Cannonball...dude looks like the frakkin elephant man! Hefler for Frost is inspired as is her BSG mate for Psylocke. Green..i hate! But maybe he could work Madrox..whom i also hate! Urban for Collosus i would have never thought of but he would be great id say..as would Tudyk for Crawler
HUSoldier - 3/30/2009, 12:09 PM
not a bad choice of people but i would stick with alan cummings for nightcrawler. i thought he was great and also i think sean william scott would be better choice for alex summers. other then that good pick
greenlanternsector2814 - 3/31/2009, 8:22 AM
Hey Myth, How about Elisha Cuthbert for Black Cat?
TheMyth - 4/2/2009, 1:40 AM
Cuthbert would be too young, I think your on to something with Larter as Emma Frost though...
Joslezio85 - 4/2/2009, 11:26 PM
Well, I like this. Except, I think the guy who did Colossus fit the bill a lot better, and I hate Paul Walker. I want him to Die. I think Scott Speedsman would be amazing as Angel, and I do like your choice for Ali Larter more. But, it might be because I don't know much about Tricia. I hate James Marsden as Cyclops and would personally replace him if i could. But, I'll give it to you that he did a decent enough job. I agree that the cannonball guy just isn't right. I don't have a better idea. But if i find one I'll let you know. oh, and i think Keram Malicki-Sánchez could be a really cool Nightcrawler. But I do like your pick. I just don't really know who he is
greenlanternsector2814 - 4/3/2009, 8:58 AM
Scott Speedman would make a good Angel joslezio. What about David Paetkau from that TV series Flashpoint for Cannonball? I don't like the show but I think he might work? And I think Keram Malicki-Sánchez might be too young to portray Nightcrawler. His character has been around for awhile so I was thinking an older version.
Joslezio85 - 4/4/2009, 1:45 AM
to comment on the Nightcrawler thing. I suppose it just depends on when the movie is set. But, he would still do very good.
Joslezio85 - 4/4/2009, 1:48 AM
and Sanchez is only two years younger than Tudyk. lol.
greenlanternsector2814 - 4/5/2009, 10:51 AM
Wow, he looks 12.
Shaman - 4/15/2009, 11:45 AM
Well as Roar said, Wes is revolting. He looks even more hideous than McCauley Culkin's big brother in Home Alone!!!

Other than that, all your pics are very good on here! But Michael Biehn is by far the very best!!! And i quite enjoy your emma frost pic actually :)) But even though Devon would be a great "armor", i want her to be Cassandra Cain/BATGIRL!!! That would be EPIC!!! :))
Joslezio85 - 4/22/2009, 1:09 AM
just for a good time. i'm going to throw out there that paula patton should totally replace halle berry as storm.
AshleyWilliams - 4/23/2009, 3:21 PM
cable-willis would be better
cyclops-never should have died!
domino-shes to old,maybe selma blair?
cannonball-im from ky too and i think that the guy you chose is bad
iceman-ok
nightcrawler-better than cumming
shawdow cat-shes good
pyslocke-anybodys good
collosus-stick with cudmore
havok-looks the part
angel-good casting
emma-perfect!!!!
multiple man-stick with the other guy
Satanslilacidboy - 1/17/2010, 8:55 AM
Cable-good
Cyke- Who else?
Domino- AWESOME PICK but Kunis can prob do it too
Cannonball- Ok pick
Iceman-Levitt I just don't see it
Nightcrawler-Good Choice but Cumming did a good job as well
Shadowcat-Kunis? Yea she could pull it off
Psylocke- ok choice I would've wnet with Bekinsale or even MAYBE Jolie?
Collosus- Cudmore or even Dwayne Johnson there's a thought.
Havok- U NAILED THAT ONE 2 A T!
Angel- Walker? that's ehhh ok
Emma- Another AWESOME pick
Multiple man- Stick with B.A.G. the other guy just seemed tooo dry 4 me
AdamPeterVarner - 10/17/2013, 7:05 PM
Hey there,

i like your picks, glad someone else is thinking about this

Now we just have to get a new director and production team.

I'd like to see movies go in the direction of elysium in it's correct amount of dirtiness and armor, more like the new star trek movies in that the art is spot on for that storyline, and if we could pace it quick and easy like the old star wars movies I'd be much happier.

Also, what's with the movies lacking any mutant power energy...? just to be boring I guess

Also yuck on the costumes

check out my facebook page for some examples of lingerie being used in normal clothes which could be a guiding light out of the weird b.s. dork costumes of these x-men movies

The art was so good in the comics... can't we balance this out?
AdamPeterVarner - 10/17/2013, 7:10 PM
Also a comment on Ron Swansons... I was also thrown for a loop when the characters were dieing in that last stand movie... luckily there is the fact that some of the x-men later on came from the future where apparently there was an alternate universe.. i'm hoping that's why they killed off professor x and cyclops....

I never owned that particular comic set, and in the books I had everyone was well and alive...

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