Calling all X-Men fans, cast an old school X-Men movie

Uncanny_Xmen_First_Class_1_by_BakanekoneiI keep feeling like Bryan Singer just doesn’t get the X-Men. They’re actually not about the exploits of Magneto, Mystique, Professor X and occasionally Wolverine. At their best, the X-Men were this multicultural collection of strangers who become a family. In Singer’s one-note version of the X-Men, the real team barely gets called up from the bench. So being an armchair director, I decided I’d have a little fun and make my ideal X-Men movie roster and have a little fun by having you all help me come up with the team.

Since my X-Men series focuses on the mid-70s team, that’s the lineup I’m gonna cast.

classic-x-men2Arguably it’s the best X-Men roster of all time anyway and the mix of personalities and backgrounds would offer this film an international flair instead of just having another superhero group where everyone has an American accent.

But here’s where I need your help. I’ve got options for each X-Man: Banshee, Cyclops, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Professor X, Storm and Wolverine.

Your vote will determine who “gets” the role.  No need to hype it up anymore. On to the candidates.



Let’s kick things off with a screamer