Fan Cast and Sypnopsis of Marvel Cinematic Universe's X-Men Trilogy
My take on a X-Men Trilogy set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
(NOTE: This fan cast uses Actors who've done past X-Men and other non MCU Comic Book films but this is intended to take the X-Universe and give it a blank slate and attach it to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
The X-Men Trilogy
Co-Written by: Robert Garlen (Me)
Co-Written and Directed by: Joss Whedon
THE NEW X-MEN
The government starts building and releasing Sentinels to hunt mutants after the Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy declares war against humans. Professor Charles Xavier unites a group of teenage mutants to form the X-Men to stop the Brotherhood. Sent via Magneto, Wolverine joins the team with the ulterior motive of assassinating Professor Xavier. However, a the love triangle between Wolverine, Jean Grey and Cyclops ignites and the kinship of Jubilee, a girl in need of a father force Wolverine to rethink his choice and join the X-Men for the right reasons. Based on Ultimate X-Men: The Tomorrow People written by Mark Millar and Illustrated by Adam and Andy Kubert
Cyclops: The leader of the X-Men superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. A mutant, Cyclops emits a powerful energy beam from his eyes (an "optic blast"). In uniform, he wears a battle visor with a single, ruby-quartz lens running eye-to-eye; the resulting one-eyed appearance is why he is codenamed "Cyclops."
Matthew Fox: He’s rapidly become a fan favorite for the role. It’s understandable why he would be the number 1 choice for Cyclops. He certainly looks like him, but as always my fan casts go less primarily with looks and focus on other key aspect of casting, Ability. Watching Speed Racer I did find him quite enjoyable and he certainly did well portraying someone who had to make a tough choice and had the voice and mannerisms for it. He’s a good choice in my opinion and I would give him the role of Cyclops.
Jean Grey-Jean Grey is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also must deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force. She faces death numerous times in the history of the series, the first being when, in her guise as Marvel Girl.
Rachel Nichols: A great actress from a very popular (Star Trek) and an unpopular movie (G.I.J.O.E. Rise of Cobra) She’s a great actress and has an incredible likeness and attitude that in my opinion garner’s the ideas and the emotion of Marvel Girl. I certainly would say she is my number 1 for the role.
Wolverine: Born as James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled the super-soldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws without killing him.
Jackie Earle Haley: Wolverine as a character is by far the hardest to cast. You have certain requirements to add if you want to make him as true to the comic as possible. A lot of modern actors are good, but too tall or good choices like Tom Jane who would openly turn it down (quote by Jane stating he wasn’t interested because those characters have Super powers froma docu-extra on the Punisher DVD) but with Jackie you get someone small enough but also a great actor and as seen in the image above willing to put on muscle. I’ve said it once before and I’ll say it again, as Hollywood goes on, the age requirement for characters seem to become nonexistent. He’s a great actor, I’ve never seen him give a bad performance (and yes I loved his rendition of Freddy). He’s small and honestly, a pretty buff guy for someone so short. I swear it’s like he was born to play Wolverine.
Jubilee - A mutant, Jubilee had the superhuman power to generate "fireworks" of explosive plasma. A teenage "mall rat," she was the X-Men's youngest member in the early 1990s, often playing sidekick to Wolverine. She eventually joined the junior team Generation X.
Jamie Chung: It's hard not to want to use her for the role, she's pretty and talented under the right direction plus i would love to see the chemistry of a father daughter relationship between her and Jackie.
Colossus - A Russian mutant, the character is a member of the X-Men, and is by far the physically strongest member of the team, being able to transform into a strong metallic form, even without his powers he holds a physically imposing figure standing at 6' 7". Throughout the series he has been portrayed as a quiet, shy character, honest and innocent. He has had a fairly consistent presence in X-Men-related comic books since his debut. A talented artist, he only reluctantly agrees to use his powers in combat, feeling it is his responsibility to use his abilities for the betterment of human and mutant-kind.
Adam Baldwin: This was one of the harder ones to cast, but ultimately I wanted to use an actor I know can look mean but have that generally decent and human side to him. I think Adam Baldwin is a terrific actor and I wouldn’t mind seeing him play Colossus.
Shadowcat - A mutant, Pryde possesses a "phasing" ability that allows her and objects or people with which she is in contact to become intangible. This power also disrupts any electrical field she passes through, and lets her simulate levitation. At the time of her membership, under the codename Sprite (suggested by Storm in lieu of Professor X's suggestion, Ariel), Pryde was the youngest person invited to join the team of mutant superheroes the X-Men.
Mila Kunis: She's an amazing actress, very attractive and by far one of the best committed women to art I've ever seen, she would be fantastic in the role.
Angel - A mutant, Angel originally possesses a pair of large feathered wings extending from his back, enabling him to fly. He is the heir and CEO of the multi-billion dollar Worthington Industries. This privileged background results in Warren being stereotyped as an arrogant and self-absorbed playboy during his early years with the X-Men. This personality was ultimately replaced with a more introspective and brooding personality in the late 1980s, when the character was revamped into the more grim and gritty "Archangel" persona.
Armie Hammer: He's a fan favorite for this role and one that i myself agree with a great actor looking for work after the cancellation of the Lone Ranger. I think this would be a role for him.
Iceman- A mutant, Iceman has the ability of cryokinesis where he can freeze anything around him and can also turn his body into ice. Although he is an Omega-level mutant, Drake has yet to tap his full mutant potential. He has, however, begun to take more interest over the years in developing his abilities.
Kyle Gallner: The perfect choice in my opinion a great actor when under the right direction.
Nightcrawler- A mutant, Nightcrawler possesses superhuman agility, the ability to teleport, invisibility in deep shadows, and adhesive hands and feet. His physical mutations include blue fur, two-toed and -fingered feet and hands (not including thumbs), yellow eyes, and a prehensile tail. Nightcrawler is a German Catholic and is vocal about his faith.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: He's a great actor, I'm not sure if he's a fan favorite but he should be he has the talent for and physique of Nightcrawler.
Rogue – Rogue was born as a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs and sometimes also removes the memories, physical strength, and (in the case of superpowered persons) the abilities of anyone she touches. For most of her life, this potentially fatal power prevented her from making any physical contact with others, including her on-off love interest, Gambit, but after many years Rogue finally gained full control over her power.
Jena Malone: She was Amazing in Sucker Punch and was pretty sexy despite having short hair. Her attitude and entity as Rocket is what inspires me to cast her as Rogue.
Gambit –As a mutant, Gambit possesses the ability to manipulate kinetic energy, as well as a hypnotic charm. He is also skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a Bō staff. Few X-Men trusted Gambit, who was originally a professional thief, when he first joined the group. There was consistently a source of stress between him and his on-again off-again love interest Rogue. This was exacerbated when his connections to villain Mister Sinister were revealed, although some of his team members accept that Gambit honestly seeks redemption.
Matt Bomer: A great actor and rumored to have been attached to the role many times, i think in a reboot continuity he'd be perfect for the role of Gambit.
Storm-Storm is an extremely powerful mutant and has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to control the weather. Storm possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of weather over vast areas. She has been able to control both Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems on several occasions. She can control the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture (at a molecular level), generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. She can incite all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes, as well as mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well.
Zoe Saldana:She's a wonderful actress and by far would be the best live action Storm seeing she knows how to act and how not to do a Catwoman movie.
Beast-When first introduced, the Beast—a mutant—possesses ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility and oversized hands and feet, though he otherwise appears to be a normal human being. Throughout his history, the Beast undergoes progressive transformations to his physiognomy, permanently gaining increasingly animalistic physical characteristics. Despite his inhuman appearance, he is a brilliant man of the arts and sciences; he is a world authority on biochemistry and genetics, the X-Men's medical doctor, and the science and mathematics instructor at the Xavier Institute (the X-Men's headquarters and school for young mutants).
Andy Serkis: I love him as an actor and since in a reboot Beast would be CGI I would have to say Serkis is by far the best actor for the job especially after a viewing of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".
Professor X-Throughout most of his comic book history, Xavier is paraplegic, although his body houses one of the world's most powerful mutant minds. As a high-level telepath, Xavier can read, control and influence human minds. A scientific genius, he is also a leading authority on genetics, mutation, and psionic powers.
Kelsey Grammer: A no brainer i know he was in X3 but this isn't the Ratner-Verse nor is it the Vaughn/Singer-verse. This is the MCU, and I think Kelsey Grammer is by far one of the most amazing actors of all time, he would bring out a new Charles Xavier.
Senator Robert Kelly - He is a prominent United States Senator who began his career on an anti-mutant platform, and as the X-Men team is made up entirely of mutants, his role tends to be that of an antagonist. However, towards the latter days of his career, he began to change his views on mutants as a whole.
Jon Hamm: No one wears a suit or gives off the radiance of a politician like Jon Hamm who was at one time a Superman fan favorite choice would more than likely play an ideal Robert Kelly.
Bolivar Trask - the architect for the US Government 'Sentinel Initiative', a response to Magneto's terrorist attacks on Capitol Hill. Initially, the Sentinels patrolled Los Angeles, and then New York City, destroying any human containing mutant genes.
Patrick Dempsey: As much as Transformers 3 sucked, he pretty much played a watered down version of Trask, it seems like a role he could adapt to quickly, could work for him if he doesn’t get to be Dr. Strange.
Magneto - A powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields, Magneto has been the X-Men's most prominent enemy ever since his first appearance. In his early appearances, his motives were bent on megalomania, but writers have since fleshed out his character and origin, revealing him to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate. His role in comics have varied from supervillain to antihero to even hero. His character's early history has been compared with the civil rights leader Malcolm X–
Jeremy Irons: Who else could play the master of Magnetism for the MCU other than Jeremy Irons. He's a great actor with age and composure. It would be hard to think of anyone who can bring as much to the roles as Irons could (outside of Fassbender of course.)
Sabretooth - The character Wolverine is depicted as his long-time enemy, although conflicting accounts have been given as to the origin of their feud. It is also known that he and Sabretooth were victims of the Cold War supersoldier program Weapon X, and that Sabretooth saw Wolverine as competition and tried to make his life miserable. While Wolverine is depicted as suppressing his more savage qualities, Sabretooth does the opposite and embraces them. -
Dolph Lundgren: Chosen because of his great acting and comparable age to Jackie Earle Haley i think Lundgren would really grip the role of Sabretooth. Her certainly had a lot of Sabretooth's qualities in Universal Soldier and is still pretty tall and buff.
Mystique -Throughout most of her history, Mystique has been a supervillain, founding her own Brotherhood of Mutants and assassinating several important people involved in mutant affairs.
Sienna Miller: This seemed like an obvious choice for me, she's a terrific actress and i can really see her having a lot of fun in this role.
Blob-A mutant originally depicted as a morbidly obese circus freak, the Blob claims to be immovable. He possesses an extreme amount of pliable body mass, which grants him superhuman strength and his own gravitational pull. Possessing the mindset of a bully, he mostly uses his powers for petty crime and as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force.
Jason Segel: Pretty much Blob has always seemed like a comic relief character. I like Jason Segel as an actor he's always got that fun humor to him that could really fit in with Blob
Pyro- A mutant who has the psionic ability to manipulate flame by shaping it as he desires, increasing or decreasing its heat, intensity, and size.
Ben Foster: See in a movie called Hostage he played a pyromaniac/serial killer and I've been convinced that this would be the role for him ever since.
Toad- Toad was originally a weak, hunchbacked mutant, with a superhuman leaping ability. He was Magneto's sniveling servant in the 1960s line-up of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.-
Jamie Bell: He's a fan favorite for a few roles, and this one i think he would really be able to show off his talent and enjoy the chaotic fun playing Toad.
White Queen -An urbane, mutant telepath with a well-noted dry wit initially known as the White Queen (complete with revealing white attire for which she is known), Frost has changed from one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes to one of its most central members.-
Mila Jovovich: She's always been one i could image for this role and it's easy to imagine why, she has all the traits that an actress would need to play the White Queen.
Juggernaut - hen Cain Marko finds the Gem of the mystical entity Cyttorak, he is empowered with magical energies and transformed into an immortal avatar for the entity in question. As the Juggernaut, Marko possesses superhuman strength, being capable of shattering mountains, lifting and using buildings as weapons, and extreme durability. The Juggernaut is described as physically unstoppable once in motion, does not tire from physical activity and is able to survive without food, water, or oxygen. -
Kevin Durand: He's my personal favorite choice a lot of people tend to cast him as Sabretooth but I've always felt that he'd play the Juggernaut way, way better than Sabretooth.
Scarlet Witch - The Scarlet Witch is a mutant who had the ability to manipulate probability via her "hexes" (often manifesting physically as "hex spheres" or "hex bolts"). These hexes are relatively short range, and are limited to her line of sight. Casting a hex requires a gesture and concentration on her part, though the gestures are largely a focus for the concentration and despite this precision, the hexes are not necessarily guaranteed to work, particularly if Wanda is tired or using her powers excessively.
Pauley Parrette: My original choice was Rooney Mara, but i decided to save her for future Fan Casts. Pauley Parrette is an amazing actress whom i think would really adapt to the role of Scarlet Witch her look and versatility are what really make her shine for this role.
Quicksilver - Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound;able to run at supersonic speeds of up to Mach 5 and resist the effects of friction, reduced oxygen, and kinetic impact while moving at super-speeds. The character's speed allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds; run up walls and cross bodies of water. -
Michael Rosenbaum: Playing a brilliant Lex Luthor on Smallville and a humerous Flash on Justice League(Unlimited) I think all he would have to do is merge traits of both characters and already he would have an amazing Quicksilver
Mastermind –a mutant with the power to generate complex telepathic illusions. He was a founding member of the first Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and later a probationary member of the Lords Cardinal of the Hellfire Club.
David Tennet: An amazing Doctor from DR.WHO he looks and has the ability to portray a convincing Mastermind.
Havok – Havok generates powerful “plasma blasts”, an ability he has had difficulty controlling. He is the son of Corsair, the younger brother of the X-Men's Cyclops, and the older brother of Vulcan. He often resents Cyclops' authoritative attitude and reputation as a model X-Man.
Scott Porter: He literally played the same character in the same movie as Matthew Fox. He's another good actor that i could believe as Matthew Fox's Brother.
When the Renegade Shi'ar Prince D'Kan and his band of warriors escape from a galactic Court Marshall Lilandra goes to her ex-lover Charles Xavier for his help finding the M'Krann Crystal before D'Kan does. Things turn to the worse as a newly reformed Havok and Cyclops meet Cosair and Vulan (a spy for D'Kan who turns out to be the mastermind of the event) Cylcop's and Havok's long lost Father and Brother.
Shi'ar Imperial Force
Lilandra – She is the Empress (or Majestrix) of the Shi'ar Empire and shares a lifelong bond with the leader of the X-Men, Charles Xavier.
Julie Benz: She's beautiful and regal she really has the appearance and the mannerisms of a woman you could believe was running a vast empire like that the Shi'ar hold. I can definitley see her as Lilandra
Gladiator – The character Gladiator is Kallark, a member of the Strontian race, as well as the Praetor (leader) of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, an elite corps of powerful beings that enforce Shi'ar Imperial law on all planets within the Shi'ar Galaxy. Gladiator first appears in The Uncanny X-Men issue 107. The Imperial Guard also protects and carries out the personal directives of the Majestor or Majestrix (emperor or empress) of the Shi’ar Empire. Together with the Imperial Guard, Gladiator battles the X-Men at the command of then-Shi'ar Emperor D'Ken.
Tyler Mane: At times i do think he is a good actor, I would like to see him in the role really allowing him to let the makeup and the design of his character help him act and emote the character.
Cosiar – a star-faring hero in the Marvel Comics universe. He leads the space-faring team the Starjammers and was best known as the father of X-Men superheroes Cyclops, Havok, and Vulcan.
Viggo Mortensen: I really couldn't think of anyone else who'd be as perfect for this role as Viggo, he has an uncanny likeness to the character while also having the age and ability to play this character.
Zaladane- Zaladane is a sorceress with an extensive knowledge of sorcery, and the ability to wield and manipulate the forces of magic for an undefined variety of effects. She primarily has used these powers for mind control and limited energy projection. For a time she wielded the ability to control magnetic forces in a manner similar to Magneto, but of a more limited nature.
Emmy Rossum: She's beautiful and talented as an actress she's been in a few not so good films but she does have the necessary talent to play such a character.
Polaris- Polaris' powers enable her to sense and control magnetism, including manipulating metals which are susceptible to magnetism. Her powers come from technology wired into her nervous system which imitate her former mutant powers of magnetism. Polaris can generate magnetic energy pulses, create force fields, manipulate the Earth's magnetic field, and allow herself to fly, By concentrating, Polaris can perceive the world around her solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy.
Christina Hendricks: A current favorite of Director Nicholas Wynding Refn (who intends to cast has as Wonder Woman) I would love to see her as Polaris she's a great actress very beautiful and versatile the type of actress you want for a role like Polaris.
D’Ken – D'Ken Neramani is a member of the royal family of the Shi'ar Empire, which is governed by the extraterrestrial Shi'ar race and controls all known inhabited planets in their galaxy from Chandilar, the Imperial Throneworld. When his eldest sister, Al'svee, later known as Deathbird, murdering their father presumably to gain the throne, she was exiled instead, placing D'ken in the position of emperor (Majestror). Unfortunately, D'ken was insane.
Eric Bana: After seeing him play Star Trek's Nero He's been my number one choice
for Brainiac in a Superman Film, but i would feel it wrong not to include him as D'Ken because he clearly has the talent to play a hateful dictator and a wondrous villain.
Erik the Red – Davan Shakari has the normal superhuman advantages of a member of his species. This entails enhanced strength, enhanced agility, and hollow bones. In addition to this he wore a costume that augmented his strength to higher superhuman levels, enabled him to control minds to a limited degree, and fire concussive force blasts from his hands. He had various other advantages, comprising alien technology several centuries more advanced than that found on Earth.
Vinnie Jones: I think that Vinnie Jones is just the right for the character. I really couldn't see the character being a very complicated individual but more of a mercenary that i could see being played by Vinnie.
Deathbird- Deathbird is part of a segment of the extraterrestrial Shi'ar race that possesses talon-tipped wings. She is the hated sister of the Shi'ar empress Lilandra Neramani, the mother of the Shi'ar warrior, Deathcry, and constantly seeks to usurp her sister's throne. She is also a sister of D'Ken, the first depicted ruler of the Shi'ar.
Eriko Tamura: I wanted an actress who can play with that darkness and that love of death and destruction that would match up well with the actor i chose for Vulcan.
Vulcan- Thought to be a part of the Royal Elite, raised by his father Vulcan grew a corrupted view of the Universe wanting death and destruction. Vulcan is a mutant with the ability to psionically manipulate vast amounts of energy. In addition to traditional energies of the electromagnetic spectrum Vulcan has displayed control over exotic energies such as Cyclops' optic blasts and magical energy. He has used his powers to produce light, heat, force, and electricity, as well as warp or disable large amounts, and different types, of existing energy sources, tap into and suppress mutant energies, survive in the vacuum of space, and fly. Outside a planetary atmosphere his flight speed can even reach near the speed of light. He can track energy signatures over vast interstellar distances, as demonstrated when he located a trio of starships.
Garret Hedlund: He's a favorite for Havok but I'm putting him as Vulcan, he's a great actor and I'd love to see him in a role where he could really cut lose and become a Supervillain.
THE ASTONISHING X-MEN
After returning from the Cosmic Marvel, The X-Men find New York in ruins and the Brotherhood protecting humans and attempting to create a revolution from Apocalypse and his cohort Mister Sinister, after they took the minds of two Brotherhood Members (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) and later Two X-Men (Angel, Havok) while Apocalypse attempts to steal and control the Phoenix force that Jean used to save the Universe. As it seems all hope might be lost faith is returned when two visitors from the future come to help the X-Men and save their brainwashed Mutant comrades.
The X-Men of the Future
Cable: Rumored amongst the group to be an X-Man or the Son of one from the Future Cable is a mutant badass venturing to the past to prevent a post apocalyptic future. He is eventually revealed (to and by Wolverine) as the future Son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey.
Liam Neeson: I wanted to take creative liberties with this character making him someone new, but still the character from the comic books and the person i chose was the new Hannibal Smith, Liam Neeson.
Bishop- Bishop was a member of Xavier's Security Enforcers (initially called the Xavier School Enforcers), a mutant police force from a dystopian future of the Marvel Universe. He traveled to the 21st century and joined the X-Men, a team he knew only as legends. A brash antihero, he had difficulty adjusting to the norms of the time period.
Michael Jai White: A no brainer, he looks and pretty much acts like Bishop. He's an actor that has the right feel and movements to really encompass all the Bishop is but bring something new to the character.
(NOTE: Since the Horsemen are composed of X-Men and Brotherhood members only 2 cast members will be listed under this section)
Apocalypse - The First Mutant to exist, a god of evil and darkness who seeks to control a universe in ruins so that only the strong shall Survive.
Arnold Vosloo: This choice came to me as a moment of clarity. Not many if anyone would really cast Vosloo, but he's a good, if not great actor, who could be considered for hundreds of other comic book related parts, but this is the part that i would see him show his best and really become Apocalypse.
Mister Sinister- 19th Century scientist Nathaniel Essex was genetically altered by the "first" mutant, Apocalypse, who shared his "survival of the fittest" philosophy. Sinister is perhaps the greatest geneticist in the Marvel Universe, capable of cloning, creating, enhancing or controlling mutant abilities.
Ralph Fiennes: No doubt a popular actor among Comic Book fans his name instantly popped into my head when i was thinking about who to cast for Mr.Sinister. He's a great actor and certainly has the talent i think this is a role he could make his own.
That's all I've got for now, I might try a different take on X-Men later, or just Wolverine, Had a different actor but i wanted to go with Haley. I think this is pretty decent work. I hope everyone here at CBM enjoyed it and i hope you could leave a comment with some comments on the casting it's always encouraged.
Thanks for reading, have a nice day.
Source: Robert Garlen
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