20 Actors You Didn’t Know Almost Played X-Men

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X-Men: Apocalypse is heading into cinemas now and fans are finally able to see how franchise supremo Bryan Singer will deal with the trilogy ender he didn’t get to when Brett Ratner made X-Men: The Last Stand.

Armed with one of the most enduringly popular comic book story arcs of all time as his source, and with an eye-watering amount of talent at his disposal, it’s no great surprise that the film continues to be heavily hyped (even with some less than sterling reviews out there).

If the actors who were either tentatively linked to roles in the X-Men movie world, or who pulled out or flat out refused the roles they were offered had made to the big screen we might not have had the franchise that we currently have. While that might have meant a trade-off in quality, there’s every chance that some of the mooted actors would have actually fared better than the eventually cast stars. After all, Vinnie Jones cannot have been the only option for Juggernaut, surely?

So with that in mind, we’re looking through the Looking Glass once more at some of the most interesting casting what ifs in the history of the X-Men franchise…

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