After years of waiting, X-Men are finally going to make it through into the MCU. How exactly would this be carried out is yet to be seen, but with Marvel seemingly developing plans to bring them in, it’s only a matter of time before we see the Avengers and Mutants together. This means that characters like Cyclops, Mystique and Beast can have entirely new faces very seen when they’re fighting alongside Black Panther and Spider-Man.
So, today we will discuss FOUR X-Men castings we hope MCU keeps (and THREE we hope they don’t)
Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is both exciting and fresh, in its own way. While Reynolds is really committed to his role as The Merc with A mouth, the films are also very successful at the box office.
Moreover, putting an actor like Reynolds alongside someone like Paul Rudd would be great for fans to watch.
Halle Berry’s version of Storm was loved by fans but Alexandra Shipp’s version hasn’t been offered much room to grow. She debuted in X-Men: Apocalypse as a younger self and while she did have a few lines, it all came out pretty bland.
After getting her to join MCU, Marvel can easily recast her and show her ties to Wakanda and her love relation to Black Panther.
Dafne Keen was probably the best part of Logan. Despite the criticism initially, Keen did an incredible job. She was emotional and ferocious, giving fans the exact X-23 they wanted to see.
Marvel should not miss capitalising on her part in the X-Men franchise. Of MCU establishes some younger characters, Keen’s X-23 would be a great fit.
Recast: Kitty Pryde
Kitty Pryde is a popular X-Men character although she hasn’t been given enough chance on the screen. She was present in Days of Future Past and The Last Stand, but couldn’t make any impact outside that.
MCU can make her the standout X-Men she was in the Marvel Comics. She even teamed up with the Guardians in the comics, something that’d be cool to see onscreen.
Nicholas Hoult has done a good job while playing a younger version of Beast. He captures Dr Hank McCoy’s intelligence while looking ferocious as his alter ego.
MCU can even recast The Beast and not many would know, but if they plan to use Hank McCoy too, Hoult would be the best option.
Mystique’s purpose is totally unclear in the current X-Men films. After playing a conflicted character in First Class and then an antagonist in Days of Future Past, she was turned into a heroine in Apocalypse.
While we doubt Jennifer Lawrence’s acting skills, her version of Mystique feels directionless and hollow.
With Fox and Marvel both having their own versions of Quicksilver, the challenge was on to create the best version of the character. While Fox won the race, MCU’s Quicksilver died in Age of Ultron.
MCU could mould Peter’s version as a legacy of sorts, and he could function as a new Quicksilver, who is given this time by Wanda Maximoff after he reminded her of her brother.