Back in May of 2014, around the time 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' was coming out. Bryan Singer sat down with SciFiNow and discussed X-Men: Apocalypse and here are some outtakes from the interview...
My next goal is how did the X-Men come together? That story hasn't been told yet, so [Days Of Future Past] is the inbetweequel,” laughs Singer.
"It's in between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men."
Of course, this means [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267) is in the right time zone to revisit and recast iconic original characters Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm.
Cyclops and Jean Grey, played by James Marsden and Famke Janssen, were killed in X-Men: The Last Stand (although Janssen reprised the role for dream sequences in The Wolverine), while Halle Berry returns as Storm for the post-apocalyptic segments of [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942)
"Yeah," Singer confirms when that exact question is put to him, "exactly."
"This movie is the right time to bring back young versions of these characters" isn't exactly the same as "I'm going to bring back young versions of these characters in this movie," but I'd say it's pretty close.
So When I 1st read this, the X-Men fanboy in me got really excited and I wondered who I would cast.... But I don't have anyone.
So in the comments let me know who you would cast!