The production of X-Men: Apocalypse has been picking up steam in recent weeks with hints on costuming and news on classic characters being re-cast, but over the weekend it was revealed that we'll be seeing the return of a classic part of the X-Men mythos. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, screenwriter Simon Kinberg revealed that Rose Byrne, who played Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: First Class, would be reprising her role in the 2016 film.
“She’s a significant character in [X-Men: Apocalypse],” says Kinberg. “We ended First Class with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them.”
X-Men: Apocalypse has been said to take place in the 1980s -- twenty years since the events of X-Men: First Class, the last time the MacTaggert character was seen in the X-Men movies. Kinberg says that her relationship with Professor X will be key to the new film.
“It’s certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in First Class," Kinberg says, "and would like to mine more in this one."
Super Trailer Bowl
During Sunday's Superbowl, trailers for several upcoming films were released -- including genre films such as Jurassic World, Tomorrowland and The Seventh Son. Here are those new trailers: