X-Men’s Second Class is coming

17 Jun


X-Men Days of Futures past follow up “X-Men Apocalypse” is set to take place 10 years after the events of Days of futures past.  With a film set in 1983 and all the wrongs righted of X-Men: Last Stand we have a fresh start to bringing back some of our favorite characters.  I’m glad Bryan Singer used the time travel story to fix everything they screwed up in the X-Men Movie Universe of the past.  Now the question becomes who should be in Apocalypse?

Considering the setting of film in early 80’s its a good chance to reboot some of the aging actors.  Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm would all be in there late teens to early 20s in the 80s.  I give you my casting picks for those best suited to take on the original X-men or in this case the second class.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

We know Gambit is in and played by Channing Tatum.   I’ve seen alot of backlash among comic book fans about the choice especially worrying he’ll butcher the Cajun accent.  I’m not too worried 1. Because everyone who’s not from Louisiana butchers  Cajun accents 2. He’s a good enough actor with enough star  power to carry the role into solo films, which I believe Fox intends to do.  Hugh Jackman is getting up there in age and even he admits he might only have one more Wolverine film in him after Apocalypse.

At some point the X-Men will need a new leading man for films until they reboot Jackman’s Logan.   Even when they do that it may be a hit or miss with fans as Hugh as done a great job.  Tatum gets a bad rap as an actor being considered by some as only eye candy and not acting material but for an action film he has what it takes.  Lets face it X-men are not shelling out any academy award winning performances.  I for one am happy to see Gambit get some much needed big screen love.

Professor X

Professor X

I believe we’ve seen the last of Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellan as Professor X and Magneto.    Its time for James Mcavoy and Michael Fassbender to continue the legacy of the long-time rival and old friends.  The franchise is in good hands with those to at odds they play well off each other and both will do fine carrying the mantle from two beloved legends.  Without a doubt Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman should and will be back as Mystique and Wolverine.  As well as Beast although I’d like the Kelsey Grammer version instead.


Liam Hemsworth as Cyclops

 Cyclops the X-Men field leader and right hand man of Professor X has been given a chance at new life.  I choose Liam Hemsworth as my fantasy pick for the character.  Thor’s real life younger brother has all it takes to play one of the bigger X-men.  The fact DC and Marvel has yet to snatch this guy up for a comic book film is a mistake and Fox should not pass up the chance.


Emma Stone as Jean Grey

You can’t have Cyclops without his love interest in Jean Grey quite possibly the biggest change of Days of Futures past was giving us one of the most powerful mutants back in Jean Grey.  She should be played by the lovely Emma Stone in my opinion.  I love stone she’s gorgeous, a great actress and comes from a comic book film background having played Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spiderman 1 and 2.  If you saw them films you’d know she would be a great love interest opposite Cyclops and umm Wolverine.  She could play a great Jean and bad ass phoenix if they need that as well.  I know this seems like a stretch but hell Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique I’d love to see these two go at it.

lupita nyong'o as Storm

lupita nyong’o as Storm

Without a doubt if I could handpick a new Storm Lupita Nyong’o would be my number one choice.  I mean this woman is an amazing young actress drop dead gorgeous.  And hello not only is she from Africa like Storm but likes the Mohawk just like the bad ass hero.  Fox really needs a great actress for the role of Storm because if done right she could be a spinoff into a solo fiilm in the future.  Fox has some of the best female comic book characters in their mutant roster its s shame none has had a starring role.  Now as much as I wont Lupita for the X-men chances are this phenomenal actress is not interested in superhero roles but one can always dream.

I know Fox wont end up with any of these actors but hell this is my casting couch and I am sticking with it.  Now if only they would bring back my man Nightcrawler it would make up for missing out on those picks.




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