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Friday, February 1, 2013

X-Men Days of Future Past Movie Adds 3 More Original X-Men Cast!


When I got news that Bryan Singer tweeted that 3 more actors and actresses from the original X-Men movie series were joining the cast of the X-Men First Class sequel - X-Men Days of Future Past - I got excited. After I found out who two of them were, I got less excited.

As I report who these actors and actresses are, I'll explain why. So here's the scoop on the original X-Men cast joining the new X-Men movie cast.

Now, I love the comic character of Rogue and Anna Paquin is a very good actress and gorgeous. Nevertheless, I have to ask why would her character be needed for X-Men Days of Future Past? For one, the original movie highly down-played Rogue's ability to kick some major butt. Actually, the character was pretty useless and as boring as watching paint dry. Two, in the comic book, Rogue is dead in the future timeline. Considering how Singer used the character of Rogue in the original X-Men trilogy, her character should stay dead in the X-Men Days of Future Past movie also.

Getting Halle Berry back to play Storm would've made more sense since Storm is an important character for the Days of Future Past storyline in the comics. Then again, maybe Halle Berry is giving the franchise problems.


Ellen Page returning to the role of Kitty Pryde makes absolute sense since she is the main character in the Days of Future Past comic book storyline. As I've written before, without her in the movie would make no sense at all. I would even have went as far as saying why bother doing it all if they're just gonna write her character out and write another bullpucky character to take her place.

Yes, I am more than happy that this character is joining the new X-Men cast for the sequel. Actually, I'm relieved! Thank you for not mucking that up. Well, they still could. They could downplay her important role and rewrite the story to have another character fill in those shoes for the movie. Please, do not do that Fox and Bryan Singer! Keep Kitty Pryde's role the same in the movie as it is in the comic story.

This is a huge why for me! Shawn Ashmore will join the Days of Future's Past cast and return to the role of Iceman. Why am I banging my head against the desk on this call?

It's because his character isn't needed for the movie as well. Iceman is dead in the comic's future storyline as well.

The character of Colossus would've been a much better call. After all, he and Kitty Pryde are lovers in the comics, and in the story Days of Future Past, they are married. It's Colossus, Storm, Wolverine, and Rachel Summers who break into the Sentinels headquarters near the end of the story in Days of Future's Past comic storyline. Not Iceman!
 

Would've made more sense to bring back Colossus and leave frosty dead as he is in the comic's story. Bad call on this one!

Now, I am glad that Hugh Jackman will be joining the cast as Wolverine, and according to him, his role will not be a cameo. Whew! I was worried about that, because Wolvie is an important character in the future and past as well. 

But then again, so is Storm! I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that Halle Berry decides to return to the role for this movie.
 

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