Bryan Singer Wants to Bring the Original ‘X-Men’ Cast Back For One More Film

By May 27, 2016
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When X-Men: Days of Future Past had reached its conclusion, it had seemed like Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, and co. had actually done the impossible – erased the mistakes made in X-Men: The Last Stand, while also leaving the franchise open for two possible, very different X-Men franchises between the original cast of characters and actors, and the new, younger First Class crew.

While it seems like Bryan Singer is still hung up on fixing the mistakes made in X3 throughout a majority of X-Men: Apocalypse as well though, it looks like the filmmaker would like to bring his original cast back, at least one more time.

During a recent interview with Fandango, Singer commented on the possibility of the original crew reuniting again:

“I hope so. The night we had a little screening for the cast, I went and saw Patrick Stewart’s wife sing at a local venue with Ian McKellen. The two of us were sitting there watching Patrick’s lovely wife sing — she has a great voice — and I was thinking, yeah, at some point it would be lovely to see them all again. They’re all great actors and great people, and I had great experiences with them. I’d love to see that happen — it’s just you have to figure it out. How do you do that? You can’t do it for the sake of doing it — you have to do it right. Or else it’s just one of those cobbled-together things.”

When asked whether he regrets leaving the franchise before X-Men: The Last Stand or not as well, Singer replied:

“I like finishing things. I like finishing this particular iteration. I know X-Men 3 was quite rushed and I didn’t complete it, and I felt a little like it was probably my responsibility to do that as a filmmaker, and I didn’t.”

So it doesn’t sound like the original crew is as done as the ending of Days of Future Past may have hinted at. With Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman set to reunite as Professor X and Wolverine once again in The Wolverine 3 next year though, the idea of seeing some of the other original members return had always seemed like a possibility if we’re being honest. After all the time and focus has been put on the new films with the new cast though, I think it may finally be time to put the original continuity to rest at this point. Whether some fans want them to or not.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable