Caleb Landry Jones Won't Be Back As Banshee For X-MEN: DOFP

Caleb Landry Jones Won't Be Back As Banshee For X-MEN: DOFP

After speaking to Jones himself, Shocktillyoudrop's Ryan Turek has Tweeted out confirmation that the young actor will not be reprising the role of Banshee in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Is this a big loss, or are you not too bothered?

Bryan Singer has assembled a sprawling cast for his new X-flick, comprised of characters from both his old continuity and the one Mathew Vaughn brought to us with X-Men: First Class. But one actor from that movie who won't be joining former cast mates Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence is Caleb Landry Jones - who did a pretty good job as Banshee, despite the whole not being Irish thing!

We can probably also rule out any of the other cast members from First Class that haven't already been announced at this stage, as shooting begins very soon.

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JatevinM - 3/29/2013, 11:11 AM
As long as Banshee is still around in some capacity I'm ok. For all I care they could give us an adult Banshee
JordanKing - 3/29/2013, 11:11 AM
Well, I won't be yelling about it.

Spideyguy94 - 3/29/2013, 11:13 AM
Don't really care. DOFP already has a large amount of characters on top of what could be a very complex plot.
Fantine - 3/29/2013, 11:26 AM
Bring back who they need, and only who they need.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/29/2013, 11:30 AM
Good because it would only take minutes more off Wolverine if he was still in it.
HipsterAngelusNY - 3/29/2013, 11:32 AM
good i found his character lame & i wanted to punch him in the face
DrDoom - 3/29/2013, 11:32 AM
Banshee is dumb.
Manhunter - 3/29/2013, 11:33 AM
Just explain his absence. Don't Pull a Nightcrawler. I doubt Havoc will return either. You have to trim the cast somewhere and the newest/Most unpopular will be the first to go.
Ocelot - 3/29/2013, 11:34 AM
@InfiniteMonkey LOL that cracked me up, I had forgotten for a moment that this isn't the x-men franchise but the Wolverine and friends franchise, thanks for refreshing my memory on that
PsychoManiacJacky - 3/29/2013, 11:34 AM
There goes continuity being thrown out the window again, if they keep getting rid of previous characters I don't see how the film will do well. Plus that and the fact they are adding in these new mutant characters to the story which doesn't make any sense at all. To me this movie is close to it's final jump of the shark
TimL - 3/29/2013, 11:35 AM
Couldn't care less, Nightcrawler or I wont bother watching this movie.
thewonderer - 3/29/2013, 11:35 AM
Are people still whining about Wolverine standing out more than the others?

Show me the team up film that doesn't put emphasis on one character over the others, and I'm gonna laugh hard if someone says Avengers
thewonderer - 3/29/2013, 11:36 AM

cool story bro, really needed to read that you're not going to watch this movie. Ruined my whole life.
Stumblin - 3/29/2013, 11:39 AM
I'm pretty much over the X-Men franchise. I'll see both the new X-Men and Wolverine movie but not until it hits the RedBox for $1. They really dropped the ball with this franchise.
Lizardking310 - 3/29/2013, 11:41 AM
Too many characters in this movie already
Ramiel - 3/29/2013, 11:41 AM
So, the First Class X-Men will consist of only Xavier and Beast? Makes sense.
gambgel - 3/29/2013, 11:41 AM
Really dissapointed with this. Many fans were already feeling he woulnt come back since some months ago, same as Havok, but the confirmation feels sad, at least to me
GenerationX - 3/29/2013, 11:42 AM
Who the [frick] is this kid?? I'm ready for the reboot. This shit has gone downhill fast
Stumblin - 3/29/2013, 11:44 AM
@MrMartinMarvel - HA! This is true. Sometimes I wish they'd start over (again?) but honestly I just want something different. Like "Heroes for Hire" or a decent Dare Devil movie...
DurtyTalynt - 3/29/2013, 11:46 AM
That wasnt Banshee. Just like that wasnt Xmen First Class. Just a movie about whatever it wanted to be.
Manhunter - 3/29/2013, 11:51 AM
Fox thinks it has something Avengers like on it's hands. All of these actors coming from different movies all in one big epic. They aren't going to reboot this franchise until they get a huge bomb.
Thegeekygurl - 3/29/2013, 11:54 AM
Guess he wasnt gay enough for Singer's tastes.
thewonderer - 3/29/2013, 11:58 AM
I'm glad they're actually ADAPTING specific arc stories, unlike Marvel who continues to ignore the great stories they have for shit like Iron Man 2.
ralfinader - 3/29/2013, 11:59 AM
See, it is easier for them to just announce the few mutants that won't be in this cluster[frick].
MisterNiceGuy - 3/29/2013, 12:01 PM
DOFP can suck it. This movie is a train wreck waiting to happen. Give the rights to someone else. Ill be happy with anybody but Fox.. or Marvel
TheSuperguy - 3/29/2013, 12:04 PM
He was alright as Banshee but he isn't a big player in the X-film series. DOFP should focus on the bigger characters.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/29/2013, 12:05 PM
And I didnt realize that the Avengers was so good that people are still butthurt over its success. Im talkin to you Wonderbread
GodzillaKart - 3/29/2013, 12:08 PM
Too bad. I thought he was really good.
GodzillaKart - 3/29/2013, 12:10 PM
I'm going to be out of town and probably not be able to post for a while, so I thought I would pay it forward and take this opportunity to say Bale was a shitty, shitty, Batman.
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/29/2013, 12:15 PM
This dude reminds me of Dane DeHaan.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/29/2013, 12:16 PM
LOL ^ although i wouldnt say shitty, more like overrated.
kevberg - 3/29/2013, 12:17 PM
the Kid was the wrong age for Banshee...But he was good for what screen time he had .
ToddDamian - 3/29/2013, 12:17 PM
I liked Banshee in First Class.
DonaldBlake68 - 3/29/2013, 12:20 PM
I thought Banshee did a decent job. I enjoyed the movie as a whole except Angel. That bitch sucked ass. Im excited for DOFP, whether it gets good or bad ratings, anytime characters I read in comics as a child are on the big screen i'll gladly pay the $10.
marvel72 - 3/29/2013, 12:35 PM
no loss,there was only two performances in x-men first class worth anything yup charles(mccavoy) & erik(fassbender).

@ thewonderer

watchmen didn't focus on just one character.

the avengers which team member had the most screen time?

Hawkeye: 12:44

Thor: 25:52

Bruce Banner/The Hulk: 28:03

Black Widow: 33:35

Iron Man: 37:01

Captain America: 37:42


marvel have adapted elements & story arcs from the comics.

-iron man (origin pretty much spot with a few tweaks here & there from the comics took on iron monger in iron man 200)

-captain america the first avenger (origin pretty much spot on with a few tweaks here & there from the comics,red skull & cosmic cube storylines have appeared in many captain america comics)

-the incredible hulk (banner on the run from general ross has fight with abomination,i've read them sort of storylines before in the comics)

-iron man 2 (introduced war machine,yup he was introduced in iron man comic)

-thor (fights with frost giants,loki learning of his frost giant heritage,the destroyer,odin sleeps,loki fued with thor are all elements which have happened in the comics)

-the avengers (most of the founding members,loki vs avengers from the avengers 1,hulk vs thor,iron man vs thor have all happened in the pages of the avengers,thor,iron man,the incredible hulk & so on)

-iron man 3 based on the extremis storyline

-thor the dark world using elements based on the walter simonson run

-captain america the winter soldier based on the winter soldier storyline

comic designs of characters are pretty much spot on with their comic counterparts.
JorLBola - 3/29/2013, 12:35 PM
Don't really care, they already have many good X-men.
BlackHulk - 3/29/2013, 12:37 PM
Singer doesnt allow mutants who fly in his Xmen movies. Just look how he royally screwed Storm and Magneto in Xmen 1 and 2.
thewonderer - 3/29/2013, 12:41 PM
What major aspects of the avengers was based on the comics story?

When did Loki lead an army of chitauri in new york under Thanos?

When did Hawkeye get mind [frick]ed and blow up part of the helicarrier?

When did Thor need black magic to come to New York specifically to stop Loki in this battle?

WHEN DID ANY OF THIS SHIT HAPPEN!! When did Loki grind a mans eye out and then battle Captain America only to be saved by Iron Man?

I defend Fox's X-Men movies (1,2,First Class, upcoming Wolverine and DOFP), I defend Raimi's Spider-Man, and I defend Nolans Batman movies.

I love the MCU, but not when its used to tarnish the names of other great franchises. I'll attack it in defense of said franchises.

So yes I'm totally jealous of Marvels success and am a biased fanboy, clearly none of you are.

StormLoganSummers - 3/29/2013, 12:43 PM
They could bring the character back with an older actor, but if not, then what a waste of the character.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/29/2013, 12:49 PM
But Wonderbread we can do the same thing with any CBM. You just seem to hate the MCU for its changes from the source material when no CBM has been perfect so far. Marvel and Nolan have made the right changes that translate perfectly on screen. Fox has not. Hell even Fox knows the mess they made, thats why they are using Time travel by means of whiping it all away and starting anew.
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