Age of Apocalypse is, without a doubt, one of my favorite X-Men storylines, and still stands as the most memorable - not discounting Days of Future Past by any means of course. And I was over the moon when Bryan Singer revealed that he was set to take the helm of the cinematic adaptation.
My mind instantly flew back to when I first got around to reading the comics in school, and rushing back from said establishment to catch the X-Men Animated Series' take on the awesomeness, containing this brilliant scene packed with cheesy but well sick hero shots:
And with a cast packed full of current A-listers and bonafide future stars, and a rumored appearance from everyone's favorite explosive card slingin' badass, Gambit, what could possibly go wrong?!
So, let's gather and get a little bit more excited than we should do and have a look at the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse...
Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse
James McAvoy as Prof. Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender and Sir Ian McKellen as Erik Lensherr/Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke
Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III/Angel
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Channing Tatum as Gambit
How about that for a cast?! I can't wait to see how Tatum's Gambit turns out, and Jubilee too! I wonder if her powers will look more impressive on the silver screen than they did in the animated series. Sansa Stark as a young Jean Grey? Genius move!
I, for one, will be setting my alarm for the dawn of the Age of Apocalypse.