In just a few short days, the seventh installment in the X-Men film franchise will hit theaters in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Fanboys were already foaming at the mouth - either from excitement or criticism - as soon as the first trailer hit the Internet; but X-Fans really began talking when DOFP director, Bryan Singer, announced via Twitter that 2016 would be the year that we'd see the follow-up... X-Men: Apocalypse. Since then, small tidbits have been released from Singer himself, as well as FOX. This includes the fact that Apocalypse will be set in the 80s and will feature the introduction of Gambit (played by Channing Tatum) before he is spun-off into his own solo film. Not only will we see Gambit, Singer has mentioned wanting to bring in a younger Nightcrawler as well and that we'd see other younger versions of familiar faces (joining the First Class cast who have one X-Men film left on their original contracts). Knowing what we know for sure, we look at 10 characters that could possibly show up as either a major player (or even in a cameo) in Apocalypse. Author's Note: This article does contain some spoilers from DOFP, thanks to Internet speculation, FOX-released YouTube clips, and reviews. Please be warned.
10. Emma Frost - The White Queen
Emma Frost is one of the most powerful and charismatic characters in X-Men comic lore ... unfortunately, she has received some crap treatment from the X-Men film universe. In Wolverine's first solo film, she was shown very briefly and in First Class she was portrayed by January Jones. Enough said. Spoilers have indicated that Emma Frost was captured by the government once more and that Magneto "can't be bothered to break her out again." In a clip released by FOX on YouTube, Magneto and Professor X get into an argument during the 70s that reveals that something happened to Angel Salvadore, Azazel, Banshee, and Emma; with Magneto bellowing that it was their job to protect them. With that being said, and with news that Apocalypse will be loosely based on the "Age of Apocalypse" comic story arc, Emma could definitely make an appearance in the next film as a villain once more ... either in the role of a major character or in a post-credits scene. In the AOA Universe, Emma interacts with The Dark Beast, a minion of Apocalypse. Emma is also lobotomized in order to have her powers removed and becomes a member of The Human High Council. Her powers eventually return and she becomes Queen of ... wait for it ... Latveria, Dr. Doom's homeland. With that being said, and FOX seemingly itching to do a crossover film involving the X-Men and the impending Fantastic Four reboot, Emma becoming Queen of Latveria like in the comics could definitely help tie-in Dr. Doom and his grudge against the Fantastic Four.
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