(Note, potential SPOILERS for X-Men: Apocalypse lie below...)
When last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past came to a close, you'd have been a hard-hearted X-fan to not be at least a little emotional at the constant and unwavering stream of classic X-cameos that the movie threw at our screen, especially in its final moments - and it now looks like that same emotion could be heading our way come the end of next year's X-Men: Apocalypse, too.
Latino-Review's El Mayimbe has revealed that - if his source is correct - we have a fair few cameos en route in the new X-Movie, too - including a couple of classic movie X-Men, and at least one new-to-the-team star.
So, Who Are We Set to See?
Well, according to El Mayimbe, we're going to get at least a glimpse of:
Which makes sense, seeing as his body was very much being occupied by his future self the whole way through Days of Future Past - a plot thread that'll surely need following up on. Also, of course, there's the fact that Hugh Jackman's been in every single X-Movie thus far, including this sweary little cameo in First Class:
More intriguingly, in terms of the movie's plot, we're also apparently set to see:
Which would, seeing as X-Men: Apocalypse is also set to feature a youthful version of the hero, seem to suggest we're going to see at least one scene set in the future - perhaps even implying that we could get a glimpse of the comic-book Age of Apocalypse's story-line in the movie, too.
And, finally, and perhaps even more intriguingly in the context of future movies, we'll apparently also get a glimpse of:
As already-confirmed to be played by Channing Tatum.
The fact that it'll be a cameo suggests a small role - but since he's got a solo movie coming not too long after, expect it to either be a key one, or in a post-credits sequence...
My big question now, though?
Which Other X-Men Could We See?
After all, if Storm is set for an appearance, it's entirely possible that we'll get to see other classic movie X-Men make some sort of appearance - whether in a version of the aforementioned Age of Apocalypse story-line or not.
If so, then, who could we see on screen? Here are three of my leading candidates:
1. Angel and Iceman
Now, the time-line of the X-Movies (with the latest, Apocalypse, reportedly being set in the 1990s, while the original trilogy began in 2000) would mean that the original trilogy's Iceman and Angel would be young kids at the time of the newest installment - and not able to appear in their original (Shawn Ashmore and Ben Foster-shaped) casting.
However, since Apocalypse is already set to bring the other three original members of the X-Men together on the big screen, it'd be a shame if there wasn't some sort of small reference to the original quintet. A post-credits welcoming of two new barely-pubescent recruits, perhaps?
A true fan-favorite, Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke, is one of the most surprising X-Men to have so far failed to make it to the big screen. After all, she's a stunningly beautiful and distinctly bad-ass ninja with a British accent and a fascinating back-story involving her original body being stolen away from her.
Plus, she has a whole lot of history with Wolverine and Gambit, so would make for a perfect X-Addition for one of their solo movies. A cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse could well pave the way for that.
3. The Scarlet Witch
Sure, she's about to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it could well prove tough to match Elizabeth Olsen's imminent portrayal, but since Fox has the rights to use the character (both she and Quicksilver are shared between the two companies) it'd be a shame if she didn't find her way on screen eventually.
If Quicksilver does, as rumored, end up joining a new, Magneto-founded Brotherhood of Mutants, then Scarlet Witch would seem a logical fellow founding member...
Oh, and, of course...
Bonus X-Man: Grown-Up Cyclops
Because James Marsden.
What do you think, though?