James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, and Evan Peters are expected to return, and it has been confirmed that younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm will appear, along with Gambit, and possibly a younger Nightcrawler.
I'm still bugged by Halle Berry's Storm. Yes, that is my line in the sand where I'm liable to go irrational about the casting in a comic book movie. Nothing against Halle Berry, I don't even hold Catwoman against her, but she wasn't even close to Storm. So...
Who Hollywood probably wants: Zoe Saldana. Ooops, she's already in the MCU, DENIED.
Hollywood's second choice: Lupita Nyong'o. But she might be busy with the Star Wars movies.
Who I want: I've never seen Lupita's acting but apparently she can rock it. But this is a very important decision that must be considered carefully. Thoughts?
Who Hollywood Wants: Basically any notable young starlet who comes cheap.
Who I Want: Because I find the inbred nature of Hollywood hilarious, i.e. Scarlet Johannson in the MCU with her ex-husband Ryan Reynolds and his new wife Blake Lively in the DCU, I'll pick Leighton Meester because she used to be serious with Sebastian Stan of the MCU and this is FOX. With that...
Who Hollywood wants: who cares?
Who I want: Adam Brody, because he's married to Leighton Meister. He'll have to buff up though.
Who Hollywood and I want: I'm ok with either Taylor Kitsch - I enjoyed him as Gambit in Wolverine: Origins, or Channing Tatum, who might be too pricey.
Alan Cumming was surprisingly ok and that was out of the box casting so...I got nothing.