With X-Men: Apocalypse being set in the 1980's, there has been a lot of word going around about potential casting shakeups involving the original mutants we all know and love from the original X-Men trilogy. We've already heard that Jean Grey is a big role that's looking to be filled, and Cyclops has been mentioned as a natural companion. But in the past week or so, there's been another name that's floated around Twitter, thanks to the fanbase's constant inquiries. Sadly, it doesn't sound like it's going to work out.
Colossus, a.k.a. Peter/Piotr Rasputin has been a part of the X-Men franchise for years now, but according to some Tweets from actor Daniel Cudmore, it looks like the metal-covered mutant won't be featured in what is being called the concluding entry to the trilogy started by 2011's X-Men: First Class. As previously mentioned, tons of fans have been blowing up Cudmore's Twitter feed with inquiries as to whether Colossus will be his for the taking once more. His responses have pretty much followed the example you'll see below.
In fact, the fan requests have gotten so voluminous that Daniel Cudmore issued a pretty comprehensive blanket statement a couple of days ago.
The funny thing is, Colossus really didn't have all that big of a part in any of the most recent X-Men films, so X-Men: Apocalypse could actually be a good time to give Colossus his due. Considering how focused the new prequels have been on all of the mutants that were previously unseen on film until X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it would make some sense that Colossus would return to be on the X-Men: Apocalypse roster. Judging by how Cudmore looked in this summer's latest installment of the series versus his debut in X2: X-Men United, it looks like he could still pass for a younger version of Colossus with some makeup work.
Of course, X-Men: Apocalypse will be taking place in a different time stream than the one we're used to, so any discussions about characters not featured at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past are kind of unanswerable at this point. If Bryan Singer wants to recast Colossus, he can very well do that. But he's also equally able to re-up Daniel Cudmore's role in the franchise as well. Time is a funny thing once you start to fuss with the working pieces. Should Cudmore not be brought back into the X-Men fold, there's always the possibility that he could be offered a role in Deadpool, which he's also been asked about. His Twitter response to whether or not he'd want that post? "Does a bear shit in the woods?"
X-Men: Apocalypse will take the world by storm on May 27, 2016.