Woot! Welcome fellow A to Z bloggers!
Today, X is for X-MEN! omgosh, I’m such a fan of Stan Lee’s X-MEN that even before the movie came out in 2000, the hubs and I were talking about who’d we cast for the various roles.
I was so happy to see Patrick Stewart (Capt. Picard from Star Trek) playing Professor Xavier!
I didn’t expect Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. I heard they were originally going to cast Dougray Scott (Sean Ambrose from Mission Impossible II) in the role, and I’m glad they didn’t. Sorry, DS, but I just don’t see you playing the fearsome Wolverine as well as Hugh Jackman did.
On my list for Storm, I had selected Angela Bassett. In my humble opinion she has that certain poise that I always saw in Storm, that calm demeanor hiding the inner fight for control over her emotions.
I’m a fan of James Marsden, but not for the role of Scott Summers. Sorry, but JM didn’t seem tall enough to play opposite Jean Grey. I had Tom Welling (Clark Kent from Smallville) playing Cyclops in my mind.
To be honest though, I would have seen these movies no matter what the critics said, hehe! The characters and their background stories are so fascinating, I’ve enjoyed each X-MEN movie that’s come out, as well as the individual director’s takes on a comic classic.
Do you guys envision your dream cast for your favorite (comic) book to movie adaptation? If so, have you been pleasantly surprised or dragged down into the depths of disappointment?