When it was announced that there were plans to do an X-Men prequel, recast the familiar faces that we had come to know from the X-Men trilogy, many people we unsure of whether it could be done and whether it would work. However, X-Men: First Class was made and we saw that it was possible to recast some of our favourite X-Men characters, with the new actors doing a great job.
Since X-Men: First Class, we have had X-Men: Days of Future Past, which brought us a mix of the new cast members with the original cast, and it actually worked very well. Next up we have the movie X-Men: Apocalypse and it has been claimed that we will see the likes of Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey in the film. Now, Simon Kinberg has claimed that these characters could be recast with younger stars.
Kinberg explained to Yahoo!, "It'd be very hard to do, because Halle [Berry], Famke [Janssen], and Jimmy [Marsden] and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those characters to life. But I also would have said before 'First Class' that there would be no actors who can stand alongside Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart."
It would be interesting to see which actors could land these roles and manage to give us a solid performance, without compromising the movie. X-Men: Apocalypse will open on May 19, 2016 in the UK, before then going on to hit the big screen in the US on May 27, 2016.
Which stars would you like to see cast in the roles of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops?