Simon Kinberg Confirms Plan For Original Cast Members To Return In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Simon Kinberg Confirms Plan For Original Cast Members To Return In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Perhaps Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer aren't finished with time travel just yet as the former confirms that the plan is to bring back some of the original cast members in X-Men: Apocalypse! Kinberg also addresses who will helm that movie and reveals more about plans for Gambit.


WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see the creation of a new timeline where Cyclops and Jean Grey are still very much alive. Fans have since been wondering whether we'll get to see any more of those characters moving forwards (perhaps even in an X-Men 4 movie), but it now sounds as if some of them will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. "It will focus primarily on the First Class cast," Kinberg told The Daily Beast, adding, "but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too." With a young Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm all likely to appear in that movie, it certainly seems possible that Apocalypse - along with Mr. Sinister - will set his sights on those two as he has so many times in the comic books. As for whether Bryan Singer will return to direct, the writer and producer said only: "That is the plan."

As for the planned appearance of Gambit in both X-Men: Apocalypse and his own solo movie starring Channing Tatum, Kinberg said: "Gambit is still in-motion and being figured out. Channing made it known that it was a character that he loved and would love to play, and all the people who work on the X-Men movies are huge fans of his, so the notion of him playing it is exciting. I’m more fascinated by anti-heroes, and Gambit is one of those. I don’t know why he wasn’t explored in the original X-Men movies. Maybe the reason why was because they wanted to focus on Rogue/Bobby or the platonic Rogue/Wolverine relationship, and maybe there were too many similarities between Wolverine and Gambit, so in order to make it a Wolverine-centric franchise they had to cut him loose." What do you guys think?
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Filed Under "X-Men: Apocalypse" 5/25/2014 Source: The Daily Beast
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