Bryan Singer is very busy filling X-Men: Days of Future Past with a lot of familiar faces. While X-Men: First Class helped erase a lot of the ill will from X-Men: The Last Stand, Singer plans to remind people of it somewhat by bringing back a lot of his former cast members. Of course, the movie is a time travel movie, so the new faces from First Class will be back as well. The latest name to come up in talks is Halle Berry as Storm.
Other names to return are Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Ellen Page (Kitty Pride), Anna Paquin (Rogue) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman). Two other names that might return are Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler) and James Marsden (Cyclops).
Now, who really needs to come back?
It is clear most of those names will be in the future, which in the comics is also a different timeline in general. Singer promises to change the things that Ratner screwed up in Last Stand, and to do it I think he will pull a Star Trek, by creating the different timeline, which is the exact same thing that happened in the comics.
In the comics, the entire future (ironically, the year was 2013 in the comics) was screwed up beyond belief because Mystique and her Brotherhood of Evil Mutants assassinated an anti-Mutant senator, which turned the entire world against the mutant population. The daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey uses her mental powers to send Kathryn Pryde back into the body of her younger self, who was a brand new X-Men member, to warn them and prevent a future that included giant robots called Sentinels killing any mutant it came across.
In the future, and the past, Storm played a major role. In the past, she was a close companion and mother-type figure to Kitty, while in the future, they were two of the few surviving mutants left (along with Wolverine, Colossus, Magneto and Rachel Summers). Signing Storm is a big move for fans who are comparing their beloved story with the casting news.
What do you think of the casting choices? Anyone you want to see return? Anyone you wish would just stay away?
Source: E! Online