The X-Men: Apocalypse cast could be shaken up more than we thought possible. According to a recent retraction by Sir Patrick Stewart, who originally played Professor Charles Xavier, the older Magneto will indeed be back.
Initially, it was Stewart who claimed that neither of the original actors from the X-Men franchise would be back for the upcoming film, speaking on behalf of himself and Sir Ian McKellen. While it looks like James McAvoy will remain the new Professor X, McKellen will reprise his role after all.
How can this happen? Didn’t Days of Future Past already use a form of time travel?
One possibility is that Magneto will narrate parts of the film as though it already happened, with much of the film happening in flashbacks. He might feel a sense of regret over what he made happen, claiming responsibility for the rise of Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), much like the popular “Age of Apocalypse” storyline in the comic books.
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The rest of the X-Men: Apocalypse cast will likely be caught in a true threat of apocalypse as the younger Magneto (Michael Fassbender) kills Professor Xavier (Of course that won’t be the end of the psychic mutant as Patrick Stewart explained in the end credits scene of the last Wolverine movie). It will however create a void as the freshly recruited Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) come to realize their mutant powers and have no one to teach them. This in turn will allow En Sabah Nur back to full power, enslaving four mutants as his Horsemen and giving Magneto no other choice but to lead the remaining X-Men against him and put an end to what he started.
This is speculation, of course, based on what happened in the comics and the movies.
Another rumor started by Bryan Singer himself had nothing to do with the X-Men: Apocalypse cast and more to do with an image he made public on Instagram. He stood next to a mystery person in front of a door that almost literally opened the entire series. This is the door to Cerebro, but Singer teased “something new” being behind it, so it may be an indication that the rarely-used Danger Room will be in the new movie.
The Danger Room was a part of the X-Men mythos from the beginning, a room programmed to challenge mutants to the limits of their abilities. It was used as a fake-out at the beginning of X-Men: The Last Stand, but that’s all we’ve seen of it so far.
If the Danger Room does make it into the film, we shouldn’t expect much more than a high-tech gymnasium that the X-Men: Apocalypse cast will likely train in. It wasn’t until the Shiar aliens installed 3D hologram effects that it started looking more like virtual reality.
This could be shaping up to become one of the best X-Men movies yet.
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