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Looks like Fox and director Bryan Singer are intent on merging their two “X-Men” franchises — the three “X-Men” films (two of which Singer directed) and “X-Men: First Class” by Matthew Vaughn — into one coherent universe. To do that, they’re looking at merging the cast of one franchise with another.
After adding Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — the two men expected to reprise their Professor X and Magneto characters — along with Jackman — reprising Wolverine — Singer and the studio are now in negotiations with Halle Berry and James Marsden to also return.
In the two Singer “X-Men” films (and the third movie directed by Brett Ratner), Berry played Storm, who can control the weather, while Marsden played Cyclops, who can shoot laser beams out of his eyes. Jackman also appeared in all three films as Wolverine, in addition to his own standalone film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and its upcoming sequel, “The Wolverine”.
If all goes well, the actors would join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, who are returning from “X-Men: First Class”. The idea, apparently, is for the main “First Class” cast to have the bulk of the screentime and story, while Jackman and company would only “appear mostly in scenes depicting an alternate dystopic future, so pay and time commitments are not substantial.”
If that’s the case, I’m wondering why it’s taking so long to get Marsden and Berry signed on the dotted line to return?
Via : THR