X-Men: Days of Future Past managed to please critics and fans alike(Can you say rarity?), becoming the highest-grossing film in the series to date worldwide. Bringing back director Bryan Singer and uniting the casts of both the original trilogy and X-Men: First Class proved to be a winning combination that not only negated the franchise’s most troubled installments but opened up a world of possibilities for Fox’s X-Men universe.
With Singer back in the director’s chair and the cataclysmic conclusion to the First Class trilogy in play, X-Men: Apocalypse faces the unenviable task of bringing the current storyline centered on the younger versions of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique to a close and introducing new mutants into the franchise to carry it forward. First though, the film has to recast some of its returning characters.
Original Cyclops actor James Marsden told Yahoo! Movies that Luke Bracey, who plays a younger version of Marsden’s character in upcoming romantic drama The Best of Me, would be a good choice to pick up his rose-colored visor. Here’s what he had to say: