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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Cast The X-Men With Photos part 1

Who are the X-Men? 

The X-Men are a superhero team of mutants that were founded by fellow mutant, Professor Charles Xavier. They are dedicated to helping fellow mutants and sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them (X-Men Comic Vine page).

The current and latest iteration of the main X-Men team in the Marvel Comics universe comprises of an all-female squad that includes the daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey, Rachel Grey Summers, and X-Men veterans, Storm and Jubilee

About my choices

I based my casting decisions on the following criteria: age, their physical resemblance to the character in terms of race and ethnicity and human appearance, and the potential they will bring to make the character appealing and interesting to fans. This is more or less my casting for the female X-Men team. 

There will be more to follow, but for now, I'm opting with the current female X-Men team that was originally formed in April 2014 by Marvel for its comic books. 


Kate Beckinsale as Abigail Brand 
Born July 26, 1973 

The character is a director of S.W.O.R.D, an offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D from the TV show, Marvel: Agents of Shield. Abigail was created by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon. I thought Kate would be a perfect fit for the movie version of Abigail. All she needs is a pair of shades and to dye her hair Green. 

Reagan Gomez as Cecilia Reyes
Born on April 24, 1980 

Best known as Zaria Peterson in the 1990s African- American sitcom, 'The Parent' Hood with Robert Townsend. Was born in Detroit to a Puerto Rican mother and African- American father. The X-Men character Cecilia Reyes is of Afro- Puerto Rican heritage.


Constance Wu as Jubilee
Born March 22, 1988

Brenda Song - Second choice as Jubilee

I didn't want a native Chinese actor, but neither did I want a Japanese or Korean playing a Chinese American female superhero. I'd want a Chinese American actress playing a Chinese American superhero. When I saw this photo of Constance, my first thought was 'she's my choice to play Jubilation Lee'. She may be in her late 20s, but I think she would do justice to the character. Constance appears on ABC's new sitcom, 'Fresh Off The Boat' in January of this year.

The Social Network and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody's Brenda Song would be second choice to play Jubilee.

Lupita Nyong'o as Storm
Born March 1, 1983


Emma Stone as Rachel Grey Summers
Born November 6, 1988

China Chow as Psylocke
Born April 1974 

China was born in London, UK. She is of Chinese, Japanese, German and Scottish Ancestry. Psylocke was born Elizabeth Braddock in England. The Psylocke I went with is the Eurasian version, as opposed to the Caucasian Psylocke.

Hafsia Herzi as M
Born January 25, 1987 

French actress of Algerian and Tunisian Descent. M is Monet St Croix, who was formerly with X-Factor. Monet was born in Sarjaveo Bosnia to a Monegasque Cartier St Croix and his Algerian wife.

Zoey Deutch as X-23 or a young Jean Grey
Born November 10, 1994 

Known for playing Maya on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and appears in The Vampire Diaries. She is the daughter of Lea Thompson (Lorraine in Back To The Future, Caroline Duffy in Caroline in the City) and director Howard Deutch.

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