With the next X-Men movie confirmed to be Apocalypse or Age of Apocalypse. This is very exciting for those who know the awesome storyline and things that happen in this comic story. With some previous characters already confirmed and some that we can guess will be coming back for the next X-Men film there are still some others who we haven't seen recently or at all. There are some characters in the Marvel Universe that have had some parts in previous films that need to come back and some that need to make their first appearance in this movie. And so here are some characters that I think need to be in the movie.
Everyone loved Nightcrawler in the comics and animated TV series plus he got his time in X2. Why not bring him back for their biggest battle in the history of the X-Men universe. Nightcrawler is definitely a fan favorite and he would make a great edition to the team to take on Apocalypse. I don't need to go into deep detail why he should be in the movie and most people would agree with me.
Forge is not a well known as others in the X-Men universe but he is still deserves his moment. Forge has a smaller role in the Apocalypse storyline but it could still be something to have in the movie. In the comics Forge leaves Magneto's X-Men and starts his own group as anti-Apocalypse resistant of mutants. The "Outcast" could be a group that is asked to fight against Apocalypse but turn down the offer to save themselves. The could be the underdogs and come back in the end to help stop Apocalypse at the end. This one is a long shot but I think every good superhero movie needs an underdog.
Gambit would be a perfect person to have in X-Men Apocalypse. I know that Channing Tatum has already been cast to play Gambit in his future movie appearance but will it be in the next X-Men movie or a solo movie. In the Age of Apocalypse storyline Gambit actually turns himself over to Apocalypse in hopes to protect the X-Men but his mind is warped along with his body and he becomes the Horseman of Death. Having this element in the movie would be awesome and having Gambit transform into death would be an interesting twist to the movie.
Angel is a founding member of the X-Men and plays a vital role as a team member. Although he later becomes Archangel he does play a part in the Apocalypse storyline. In this storyline Angel does not start off fighting Apocalypse but something happens to motivate him to join the fight. I know that Angel made an appearance in X-Men III The Last Stand but I think we can forget about that and start over with a new Angel. He could even go through the Archangel transformation in the story when he starts fighting Apocalypse.
Cable has been an iconic character in the Marvel universe, mostly in X-Men, and is far past his expected big screen appearance. Cable was born with telepathic and telekinetic abilities, however, the extent to which he has been able to utilize these powers have varied dramatically throughout his appearances. Cable is driven by one thing and one thing only; to kill Apocalypse. This aspect alone proves my point on why Cable needs to be in the upcoming movie.
There you have it, these are the characters that I believe need to be in [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267). Let me know what you think and who else you think should be in the Apocalypse movie whether it be a returning character or a new character being introduced. Please let me know what you think and as always, take it easy.