The hot new X-Men: First Class sequel Days of Future Past might not have a director at the moment—but it does have at least one more X-Man making a push to return.
Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, was recently asked if he'd be interested in reprising his role in the time-jumping sequel that is rumored to cross the new prequel series with the recent modern-day X-Men trilogy.
Here's what Cudmore told Comic Book Therapy:
"I don't know, I'd love to. If they're into it I'm down. Again, at the end of the day it's really up to the big wigs of Hollywood on what they want to do. You just kind of smile and go with it."We're already hearing buzz that Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) and Patrick Stewart (Professor X) could be making a return appearance, but all of that is still rampant speculation at this point. But if you're getting the band back together, Cudmore's Colossus was a popular up-and-comer for the franchise.
When asked if he had any clue where the studio had thought about taking the franchise after X-Men: Last Stand (before the prequel idea took root), Cudmore said he doesn't really know what they had in mind at the time:
"The movie industry is funny in the fact that unless you are at the very top of the totem pole, you don't really know a lot. You go to work and do your thing and then if something more than whatever you did is going to come about, you hear about it later on but I didn't really hear much rumblings about whether or not is was going to be any bigger for some of our characters. I know they were setting it up so that there is the potential if they ever wanted to go down that avenue they could. At the end of the day, I'd love to reprise the role but I'm on to other things and I'm constantly working."Now let's just hope that director Bryan Singer comes back home and brings his classic X-flair to the series.
What do you think? Would you like to see Colossus in the next movie?
(Via Comic Book Therapy)