Bishop & Warpath Confirmed For ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

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James Proudstar X Men Comics Warpath Bishop & Warpath Confirmed For X Men: Days of Future Past

Over the weekend we learned of another new face joining the X-Men film franchise in Adan Canto (The Following). Much like Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy and Boo Boo Stewart, it has yet to be official revealed what characters each are playing, leaving fans to speculate on characters and story arc from Marvel Comics.

With X-Men: Days of Future Past introducing time travel into the franchise there are a few key characters from the books – yet to be introduced in films – that fans see as must-include. And as it turns out, Bryan Singer has done just that.

One of the new faces, Fan Bingbing, is confirmed to be playing the character of Blink – a mutant key in the Age of Apocalypse storyline. We don’t know if Singer is going that route with the sequel to both X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: The Last Stand, but his reactions to questions on the subject and rumors around the casting additions lend credence to that possibility. If Fox wants to go big with their own mutant-heavy Marvel Universe, Apocalypse is the way to do it.

Similar to Marc Webb’s promotion of the production of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Singer has taken to Twitter to use the platform as the the official Days of Future Past marketing device – saving Twentieth Century Fox plenty of dollars – and his most recent tease featuring Halle Berry in a new costume, earned somewhat mixed reactions from readers here on Screen Rant. Perhaps to address the negative and generate plenty of excitement, he’s tweeted the following Vine video today, confirming the introduction two important fan-favorite characters from the book by using chairs, literally:

Lucas Bishop of course, is a mutant form a post-apocalyptic future who travels back through time to meet the current mutants. In recent years of Marvel Comics, Bishop has jumped around quite a bit, not just in time, but with his allegiances. His mutant powers allow him to absorb and redirect energy, which will come in handy should the film’s take on the giant mutant-hunting Sentinel robots shoot lasers.

Bishop Cable 004 Cover Bishop & Warpath Confirmed For X Men: Days of Future Past

James Proudstar (Warpath) on the other hand, is an Apache Native American with the mutant abilities of strength and speed. He initially took on a villainous role after his brother died as an X-Men, but he joined the light side and became a member of Wolverine’s X-Force team.

Both are important characters in X-history and both have personalities, costumes, weapons and abilities that could work wonders on screen in action sequences. The character confirmations also seem to answer the question of who Omar Sy is playing. It’s a safe bet he’s Bishop, but does that leave the young Booboo Stewart as Warpath? That doesn’t quite fit the visual design of the books, but it could be a younger James Proudstar from the ’70s we see on screen.

Warpath X Force X Men Bishop & Warpath Confirmed For X Men: Days of Future Past

The other infamous time-traveling mutant Cable doesn’t seem to be part of the formula, at least not yet in the movies. His inclusion would also serve as an obvious path for Twentieth Century Fox to launch the stuck-in-development Deadpool film. There still however, could be other characters in the film, or as we learned over the weekend with Adan Canto, already part of the cast.

Bryan Singer will direct X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing and Adan Canto, along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore.

The Wolverine releases July 26, 2013, X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18, 2014 and Fantastic Four on March 6, 2015.

Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes who you’d cast as Bishop and Warpath!

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  1. Michael Jai White should be cast as Bishop.

    • I agree. One of my favorite action stars…he deserves to be in the Marvel Universe…if not Bishop then maybe Luke Cage.

      • Michael Jai White doesnt look Aboriginal. Considering Bishop is an Australian Aboriginal born in America. They should cast someone from Australia who can do an American accent.

        • Omar sye doesnt look aboriginal either…just saying. in fact bishop has always looked african american in the comics.

        • They had an half Polish half African-American play Storm who was meant to be African. Michael Jai White would work perfectly fine as Bishop.

    • Excellent choice

  2. Im almost certain that Omar Sy is playing Apocalypse.

    • I dont think so….im fairly certain since Ive only seen one actor of african descent in the cast list & Bishop is one of the most popular characters in the X-men universe. Plus They gave him his own chair…which most likely means more then a cameo….I surmise all the characters with Chairs are the main roles. and everyone else is just a cameo….

      • They’re gonna have a lot of chairs then….

  3. I dont have much hope for Omar Sye playing Bishop…does he even speak english? Or fan bing bing(who is chinese) playing Blink who is a mutant from the west indies…dont know how they will pull that out of their butts…I can imagine they will have non speaking roles…Bryan Singer is the worst person to do a reboot of X-Men, and I mourn for my favorite superheroes.

    • This is not a reboot. It’s a film intended to tie the original trilogy together with First Class. Many consider Singers films X-Men and X2 to be not just top notch for comic book movies, but good movies in general and helped paved the way for the increased popularity for CBMs in the general movie going public. If you don’t like his style, that’s cool, but I’m fairly certain Fox will have another pile of cash after this, and another X film after that.

      • A cherry covered in chocolate is still a cherry lol. Its 100% a quasi reboot…most of the movies dont make sense even when tied together. The only reason they are doing DOTFP storyline is because its the only plausible way of rebooting the series without pissing off both fans & non fans alike.

        Most true X-men fans tolerated X1 & X2…its simply a matter of opinion to say they are top notch when they dont follow cannon or even follow known X-men storylines. Im in agreement that Fox will make money off the X-men franchise because most people couldent tell you anything substantial about the X-men other then what they’ve seen in the movies.

        • They don’t follow established comics canon (“cannon” is a big tube you fire stuff out of, important not to get those confused) but they get the tone pretty spot-on; compare to X3, which cleaved more closely to the source material, but what a big empty bloated mess of a movie. Bandying around hollow arguments like “its [sic] simply a matter of opinion” is pretty meaningless, particularly as a follow-up to the (completely subjective) “true X-men fans” comment.

          All I can say with any confidence here is that there have, so far, been three good X-Men movies out of five total releases, and Bryan Singer wrote and directed two of them.

  4. Just to correct an error. James Proudstar didn’t join “Wolverine’s X-Force”. Cable lead X-Force at the time.

    • He is a founding member of the current X-Force however.

  5. Warpath? Really? This is the best that Singer and Co. can come up with?

    Man,this thing really is doomed.

  6. Ok.. Man! I wasn’t going to see this, but dog on it, adding these two cats has really helped sell this to me. Kinda. Still haven’t seen First Class. Won’t pay one cent for it.
    Maybe if they boot Halle and replace her with Kerry Washington……….

  7. I just want to see Cyclops become the X-men Leader and blast Wolverine threw a wall, and i want to see Archangel,Beak,Apocalypse,Sinister,Omega Red,Husk,Scarlett Witch, and Psylocke.and more Blob,Juggernaught,Gambit,and Nightcrawler.

    • im sorry but u like cyclops more than wolverine?? what kind of fan are u, sinister and apocalypse are the best villians, but omega red is such a terrible character. and blob wow dude ur no fan at all

  8. Okay……

    Quick reference: How many X-Men have there been?

    And how close are they getting to casting them all????

    Geez, forget special effects, who is paying for all the personal trailers for the stars of this thing??

    • Fox is.

  9. This is getting ridiculous, Singer is crazy…. No cable???? Might as well throw him in, the way this is going. Throw in Forge whole your at it! There’s is no room for story development or character focus, this seems doomed. Down with Singer.

  10. As long as fox has these characters they are going to
    take a dump on their story lines. Everyone wants to see these cats back with marvel. Fox’s version
    Can count on finishing behind marvel every year…..

  11. Look’s cool :)

  12. I would love to see Firestar in the new X-men movie and see if Iceman falls for FireStar instead of Kitty or Rogue and Gambit to join the X-men as well. I wonder will Wolfarine fall for Storm instead of Jean Gray? And Night Crawler fall for Kitty Pride. I would love to see Emma Frost comeback and Boom Boom join the X-men as well and have Jubilee with some figting scences as well.