X-MEN Apocalypse: Rose Byrne set to return as Moira MacTaggert
The cast of ‘X-MEN Apocalypse’ is still getting bigger by the week. Just a few days after director Bryan Singer confirmed three major castings to the film earlier this month, the film’s screenwriter confirmed this weekend that Rose Byrne will be returning to the film-series as well.
Joining the series once again as Moira MacTaggert will be actor Rose Byrne. She will continue her role as Moira MacTaggert in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” this according to the film’s screenwriters Simon Kinberg. In a recent interview Kinberg told EW, “She’s a significant character in the movie,” adding, “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.”
Also returning to the series are Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult. Byrne’s character, a CIA agent, was first featured in the franchise in the film “X-Men: First Class,” released in 2011. Byrne played a love-interest to the younger, James McAvoy, version of ‘Professor X’. Fans can expect the two characters to meet once again in the future film.
The three new castings that were confirmed for the film earlier this month include Alexandra Shippp as Storm, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops.
“This movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, Eric, Raven, and Hank, who are essentially our main characters,” Kinberg explained. “They’re such young actors and young characters, so there’s a lot more story to tell. But as a first phase of their lives, there is this feeling of closure by the end of the movie.”
The film will be adding Oscar Isaac to the cast, he will be coming on as the titular character ‘Apocalypse’ when it releases. With all of the additions, we were saddened to report that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen wouldn’t be appearing in the new film, since the timeline of the characters would focus more on the 1980s.