I've not watched most of the X-Men films after the first couple, but clearly they've been making them long enough that they've needed to re-cast people. As far as I know, that was done by shifting to the "First Class" series/timeline, with younger versions of the characters. So there's two different people playing Xavier, Cyclops, etc. (and yet still only one Wolverine...)

But I can't recall if they ever needed to re-cast any characters within any/either of those timeline/series of films. I suspect Beast was recast in the original run, cause I don't think Kelsey Grammer did more than one film, but I could very well be mistaken.

They've done so in the main Marvel films (Rhodey being the obvious example) but I'm not sure of any in the X-Men films. Anyone?

  • With Disney buying Fox, that means they can bring X-Men into the MCU. Presumably Logan ended the XCU (Hugh Jackman has hinted at that). As such, they would likely recast everyone – Machavity Sep 27 '18 at 14:41

William Stryker

Brian Cox played William Stryker in the 2003 film, X2: X-Men United.

Brian Cox

Set in the same universe (albeit intended to be a younger version of the character), Danny Huston takes over the role for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Danny Huston


In X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Daniel Cudmore plays Colossus.

Daniel Cudmore

In Deadpool and Deadpool 2, Colossus is mostly CGI and voiced by Stefan Kapicic

Stefan Kapicic

In the original 2003 X-Men film, he has an uncredited cameo as a student drawing. I can't seem to find an image or the actor, though.

Hank McCoy/Beast

Steve Bacic played made a brief appearance as Hank McCoy in X2: X-Men United.

Steve Bacic

Kelsey Grammer plays the role in X-Men: The Last Stand

Kelsey Grammer

There are several others but this should be sufficient to answer the question.

  • How can you forgot Kitty Pryde – Steve Harrington Sep 27 '18 at 16:00
  • Except for Beast, I don't think the other examples really depict recastings made withing the same series/timeline, as the OP asked for. – Remy Lebeau Sep 28 '18 at 3:25

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