Truth told, X-Men: Apocalypse probably hasn't even gotten to the first-draft screenplay stage, but that's not stopping us from imagining what could be. We've plumbed the depths of our comic geek hearts to figure out which seven characters should definitely appear on screen as the X-Men face down their biggest enemy yet.
As TheInquisitr already reported, Apocalypse, the villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, will be the toughest one the X-Men have faced to date. That means a big movie with a big villain, and that likely means an even bigger cast than director Bryan Singer managed in X-Men: Days of Future Past. We'll admit, we were a bit skeptical when we saw that Days of Future Past was going to feature a smorgasbord of superheroes, but seeing Singer bring Blink, Sunspot, and Quicksilver to life gave us tons of hope for the future of the franchise.
Tons of hope... and tons of ideas.
Now, Singer hasn't returned any of our calls, texts, emails, carrier pigeons, or telepathic dispatches, so we can't give away any plot details from the next X-Men flick, but decades of X-Men comic reading have given us an expert opinion on just who should be popping up in Apocalypse. A few of these have already appeared in previous X-Men movies, but we feel they got the short shrift.
All this isn't to say that the movie should focus on just these characters. Quite the contrary, we think Singer's actually done an okay job of juggling multiple characters' storylines, so it's not too hard to imagine that these seven could see supporting roles in a movie that will inevitably be all about Wolverine, Mystique, Magneto, and Xavier dealing with the 1980s.
After seeing how well Singer juggled all-action roles for Blink and others in the most recent X-Men film – they were great action on screen, not great characters – we'd love to see X-Men: Apocalypse give some of the other mutants a bit more run on the screen.
Don't get us wrong: we love Wolverine as much as you do – probably more, since we've been reading comics for about three decades now – but Logan's been the star in six out of seven X-Men related films, and maybe it's time for someone else to get a bit of shine. We're pulling for Dazzler... because of the light thing. See: shine, light? Yeah? Yeah.
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