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Excuse Me While I Run Laps Around My Living Room While Clapping With Glee. More X-Men: Days Of Future Past News

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | November 29, 2012 | Comments ()


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I've been lax in following the progress of the sequel to X-Men: First Class. I knew that they were using the Days of Future Past storyline and I was very excited about what that could mean about bringing back actors we liked from the Singer movies (Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart) and actors we can just forget about (Halle Berry. Seriously. You suck.). So far we have the actors from First Class as well as OG Magneto and Professor X. Now it looks like we'll get Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in the deal as well.

If you don't know the Days of Future Past storyline, it deals with the X-Men failing to stop an assassination that leads to mutants being either murdered or captured and interred in camps. Future Kitty Pryde sends her mind back to past Kitty Pryde so that the Past X-Men can fix the future. Singer will have a couple of timelines to play with and young and old versions of the characters, which of course explains McKellen and Stewart.

This storyline also has me wondering if they'll keep key mutants intact. I'm hoping that Singer doesn't pull a Ratner and shove in so many mutants that he starts blending characters into one. Will Gambit get another shot on the big screen? I'm all for it as long as they get Josh Holloway to play him.

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I'm also hoping Ellen Page returns as Kitty Pryde, even though she was only in The Sequel That Shall Not Be Named. Will we see Bishop? A new Rogue? What do you think? Which characters will Singer keep and who would you like to see in the role?


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  • BlackRabbit

    More thoughts: Kerry Washington as Storm? Do we dare try to do Nightcrawler again?

  • puppetDoug

    Idris Elba as Bishop, Mickey Rourke as Cable, with Kiera Knightley reprising her role as Domino. Molly Quinn as Rachel Summers. All of this MUST HAPPEN. I don't even like Rourke, but he's a good actor and he just fucking IS Cable. Let it all be cameos, I don't care. Also I still like Reynolds as Wilson and want him to play a real Deadpool. That is all.

  • Now it looks like we’ll get Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the deal as well.

    Can we just not. :| I'm so tired of Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is just peachy, but I'm just worn out from the shit movies and sequels that were all centered around some half-baked "WHERE DID I COME FROMMMMMM?" premise about Wolverine. And it angers me, because there were some stellar cameos / actors in those movies. But it's like trying to look for your diamond ring in a toilet of shit.

    Josh Holloway for Gambit -- yes. I hope they murder off-screen or forget the dumb mutants that were in First Class. I was painfully aware that Angel Salvadore (the girl with the dumb dragonfly wings) was Lenny Kravitz's daughter that it was screaming at me from the screen. I could tolerate the wooden board that was Lucas Till (Havok) and some of the other mutant kids, but picking the "forgotten" mutants tend to bog the story down as much as injecting Wolverine into everything. January Jones -- no. She needs to go away. And I hope that Mystique gets bangs for that inexplicable fivehead.

  • Pat

    Please please make Josh Holloway be Gambit. I haven't gotten over the travesty of Taylor Kitsch in the role.

  • mona_sterling

    Alls I need is Michael Fassbender and I'm good. But I fear he'll be outfitted in the cape and penis helmet for more screen time than I will care for.

  • AmbroseKalifornia

    I thought Kelsey Grammer was a perfect Beast, but Marsden is far too cute and likeable to be wasted on Cyke.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I've never said this before, but I should very much like to sidle my way into Mr. Jackman's lap.

  • John W

    Idris Elba as Bishop?

  • YES.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    OHSWEETLORDINHEAVENLETITBESO!

  • Rocabarra

    Michael Raymond-James (Rene from True Blood) for Gambit, always. Always always always.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Its butthole day,

    Its butthole day,

    Show it off at the beach like you're Josh Holloway.

    (Reba, duly noted and edited. Also, Holloway is now playing the role of Hemingway).

  • Ernest would have preferred you use "you're." He was a purist like that.

  • mona_sterling

    I bet Josh is less concerned with grammar, don't you?

  • jackwyatt

    go to hell
    x3 was awesome

  • Jezzer

    Celebrating Butthole Day a little hard, are you?

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Dangit, this is my second SQUEEE for the day....

    I always pictured a young Bonnie Raitt as Rogue, I am sure it is the hair... so I am trying to think of who could pull that off... it would help if they actually had a southern accent.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Goddamn those are giant lapels. Otherwise, a very fine suit, Mr. Jackman.

    Oh, and the casting news is excellent. Though I must confess to not being familiar with the storyline (more of a DC guy here) - what's the Jean Grey status? Alive? Dead? Cloned? How can we get some Famke up in this business?

  • MauraFoley

    I love JG in the comics, but keep Famke awaaaaaaaaaaaay,

  • Derreck

    Whoa, don't hate on the Famke. She's amazing. She made the most of her Dark Phoenix role even though the movie that shall not be mentioned worked against her.

  • BlackRabbit

    Bring back Colossus. Can't get enough big guys smashing stuff. And make Gina Carano as Callisto-need more kick-ass female X-Men. Need someone fun as Iceman.

  • mswas

    YES YES YES! Colossus was awesome in the little air time he got during the assault on the Mutant Academy. I practically cheered when he transformed into metallic.

  • Agreed. He was perfect.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Carano as Callisto definitely needs to happen.

  • AmbroseKalifornia

    What? No way, she's WAY too hot.

  • Yes, Paquin was way too morose. This is a comic book movie, complete with knowing winks while playing it straight. It should be fun, dammit.

    And, that suit in the header photo. That.

  • Brown

    Link doesn't work.

  • oilybohunk7

    Gambit was always my favorite so I was disappointed when he was excluded from the first three movies and then I was underwhelmed with his portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I would LOVE to see the character get another chance.

  • Holy shit, Josh Holloway would be a PERFECT Gambit.

  • KatSings

    As long as Anna Paquin stays the fuck away from it, I'm happy. She was a TERRIBLE Rogue.

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