The new period-set X-Men movie trilogy that began with First Class continues to help reintroduce new versions of characters previously seen in the series. X-Men: First Class covered the origins of Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and their School for Gifter Youngsters; X-Men: Days of Future Past reintroduced characters including Toad and William Stryker; and X-Men: Apocalypse aims to restart the classic X-Men team with a new Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm. But that's not all.
While next year's Deadpool and Gambit spinoff movies will reintroduce the titular characters from their first appearances in the forget-it-ever-happened X-Men Origins: Wolverine, another character from that story will also make a renewed appearance next year in cinemas: The Blob.
The Blob (real name: Fred Dukes) was played by Kevin Durand in the Wolverine origin movie where moviegoers met the mutant villain before he grew to the enormous size he's known for in Marvel Comics and animated series. In X-Men: Apocalypse, we just learned over the weekend from Benjamin Malartre who visited the set and saw footage of the film that The Blob is going to be in the movie as well. Writer-producer Simon Kinberg wasn't kidding when he promised Apocalypse would be even bigger than Days of Future Past:
Back from the #footage of #akkaba #xmenapocalypse at #montreal #mtl #canada #quebec 4 crazy days with #benhardy #JenniferLawrence #cody aka #nightcrawler and #thebeast #beast with also #blob too man I will remember those days for the rest of my life !!! Thanks #melsstudios. Folks be rdy for May 26 2016 :P #marvel