Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Casts Its Colossus And Blink
The cast rollout for upcoming Marvel films continues. Last week, news broke that Dave Bautista was brought on to play Drax The Destroyer in next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy film. On the heels of that announcement, X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer revealed via Twitter that two more additions have been made to the cast of his 2014 sequel, as Fan Bingbing will be playing Blink, and Daniel Cudmore returns to the X-Men film franchise as Colossus, a role he previously played in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.Fans of the original X-Men trilogy will remember Cudmore’s brief but memorable appearances as Colossus in two previous films. In X2, he had barely a few minutes of screen time, and that only grew slightly in the next film when — in a scene of sheer and unapologetic fan service — Colossus performed a Fastball Special with Hugh Jackman/Wolverine. Fans will have to wait and see whether or not he plays a bigger role in this film. With the source material being Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s Days of Future Past story, in which Colossus played a somewhat significant role, it’s certainly a possibility.
As for Bingbing, she’ll be playing Blink, a teleporting mutant created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira. Originally somewhat of a throwaway character, Blink developed into a more fully realized part of the X-Men universe in the pages of 1995’s Age of Apocalypse story, which ultimately led to her being the leader of the Exiles in their monthly title. Bingbing, a tremendous star in her native China, most recently starred in Double Xposure and Lost in Thailand.
Singer broke the latest casting news by releasing a picture on Twitter of an updated wall with cast headshots:
X-Men: Days of Future Past is due in theaters July 2014.