There’s no source cited, so -10 credibility points, but the site reports “that there’s a fear of using no-name characters, worried that this will cost them viewers (cf. Agents Of SHIELD), but also concern that burning up heavy hitters could cut off potential streams of movie revenue.
“The solution they seem to be heading for is pretty sensible. For a start, one of the characters they’ve considered is Quicksilver. This makes perfect sense given his star-making turn in Days Of Future Past, not to mention Evan Peters’ career bringing him back and forth between TV and movie work.”
This is kinda sad if it means we won’t be seeing Quicksilver in X-Men: Apocalypse – as well as raising all sorts of questions about how they could possible do his spectacular super-speed scene on a TV budget – as well as when the series could be set timeline-wise.
However, like the man said, it is sensible and news that they’ve also been considering Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man (last seen in X-Men: The Last Stand), has led them to suggest that the show might be based on Peter David’s long-running X-Factor series.
The site adds that the show is also considering a female lead, so we’d like to propose sassy Welsh millennial Pixie, aka Megan Gwynn:
Or maybe Polaris (Lorna Dane), Quicksilver’s half-sister and magnetised daughter of Magneto, for some real powerhouse clout:
Oh, how about M (Monet St Croix)? She’s got the basic Superman power-set – strength, endurance, flight, speed – plus telepathy and telekinesis. Also, she’s FIERCE.
Or for added fan-service, we could try X-23, clone daughter of Wolverine, to bask in the added brand recognition of 20th Century Fox’s most iconic superhero:
X-Men: Apocalypse is in cinemas on 27 May 2016. You can pre-order X-Men: Days Of Future Past on Blu-ray for £15 at Amazon.co.uk and read about the comics that inspired the film with the100 All-Time Greatest Comics Bookazine.