‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ screenwriter Simon Kinberg has confirmed to Yahoo that they will need to recast classic X-Men characters for the 2016 film.
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It was confirmed overnight that Bryan Singer will return to direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, the third ‘X-Men’ film to feature the younger cast including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.
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The news came from Deadline along with the snippet of info that classic X-Men characters from the first three films would feature in ‘Apocalypse’, albeit in younger guises.
"Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet: an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.”
Screenwriter Simon Kinberg told Yahoo earlier this week that recasting these classic characters (originally portrayed by James Marsden, Halle Berry, and Famke Janssen) was a necessity, due to the 1980s setting of the film.