I love the X-Men movies as much as the next bearded, chimichanga devouring fanboy, but even I can acknowledge that this team of muties has a problem with bloated casts. With the newest sequel, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, well on its way, it seems like that problem is worse than ever.
You’ll remember a few weeks ago that FIRST CLASS director Matthew Vaughn abandoned the project (in favor of Star Wars, perhaps?), and that the creator of the first two X-Men flicks, Bryan Singer, called a very audible “DIBS!” on the vacant seat. The once-and-future director is trying to cram every last actor into this new, time travelling flick, having already pursued Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman.
Well, add James Marsden (Cyclops) and Halle Berry (Storm) to that growing list. According to MovieWeb, both actors are sought to reprise their roles, which seems a tiny bit weird, since Cyclops was killed off in X-Men: The Last Stand. Then again, this is a time traveling flick, so any plot point can be retold, especially the really pointless ones (Professor X’s death comes to mind, as well). Let’s just ask the doctor about it…