The Big 4 will return!
By Paul Anthony
Today’s blog will make all the X-men fans happy, news broke today that the entire cast of the X-men first class trilogy would be returning to do a forth film. This to me was somewhat shocking that the entire cast would be returning and I am going to explain why in just a second.
First, we knew that the core group of stars which consist of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult had a three-film deal which was X-Men: First Class, X-men Days of Future Past and finally X-Men: Apocalypse. Now each film had made a profit however Apocalypse didn’t receive the best reviews.
When I heard about the entire cast returning I was stunned when I saw Jennifer Lawrence returning. Lawrence has been in the spotlight for some time now and her stock keeps getting higher and higher. She has done many things since signing her three-picture deal and has been on record with stating how much of a pain it has been to wear the make-up to play Mystique, she did so much complaining that she did more scenes out of make-up then in make-up. Mind you during the original trilogy Rebecca Romijn was hardly seen without the make-up on. With all I didn’t expect her to sign on and do another comic book film. Though I am glad she is sticking around because casting another person would suck especially casting two people to do 3 films each in 14 years, which is the same time Hugh Jackman played Wolverine.
Fassbender and McAvoy returning doesn’t shock me at all. Both have stated they would be willing to extend their contracts to keep playing their characters and seem to be enjoying it as much as Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen did.
I don’t want to leave Nicholas Hoult out of this conversation but the truth be told. His career has been up and down, not saying I would like to see someone cast as Beast, I am just saying this could have gone either way.
The announcement couldn’t have come at a better time because if they want to stick with their goal date of being released which is November 2018, they needed to get everyone together and figure out what they were going to do because if they couldn’t get the four of them back then that could have posed a big problem with their plans going forward.
The fourth film will now take place in 1991, takes place 8 years after the previous film and will once again focus on Jean’s Grey alter ego the Dark Phoenix. So Now I ask you how do you feel about the big four returning to do a fourth film?