25 Years of Fan Casting 'X-Men' Movies

Since the very early years of the internet, we've been suggesting ideas for Marvel's mutant superheroes.

X Men Patrick Stewart
Twentieth Century Fox

In nearly 20 years, we have had multiple actors portraying the core X-Men characters on the big screen in a single continuity. Only one, however, has played Logan, aka Wolverine. Excluding the kid playing a younger version of the clawed Canuck, that is. Now, with that actor, Hugh Jackman, retired from the role, and with a complete mutant reboot assumed following Disney’s acquisition of Fox and all its film franchises, new possibilities are being proposed by fans. Whether serious or not, Danny DeVito (via petition) and Keanu Reeves (due to his own professed desire) are among those most wished to don the sideburns — and maybe, this time, a faithful costume.

As Dark Phoenix seems to be closing the book on the X-Men movies begun back in 2000 (who knows how linked The New Mutants will be if or when it ever comes out?), I have become nostalgic not for the dozen installments of the franchise but for a time before that first movie was cast. In the summer of 1994, I went away to a pre-college program between my junior and senior years of high school. Although I was technically there to study art, I also discovered the Internet for the first time and spent way too many hours in a computer lab primarily engulfed in Usenet newsgroup correspondence. And as a teen who spent all his earnings on comic books, including all of Marvel’s X-titles, anything having to do with X-Men was my main focus.

That year, producer Lauren Shuler Donner acquired the film rights to the X-Men comics (following some developments with James Cameron set to produce and Kathryn Bigelow to direct for Carolco) and thanks to reports at the time, we were under the impression her husband, Superman helmer Richard Donner, would direct from a script by Se7en writer Andrew Kevin Walker. Official casting — or even rumored prospects — wouldn’t be revealed for almost five years. In April 1999, Reeves admitted in an interview that he’d had a meeting about X-Men but wasn’t sure he’d be a good fit (for which role, it’s not clear). While DeVito was likely never legitimately considered for Wolverine 20 years ago (although supposedly Stan Lee wanted him in the role?), his body type wasn’t far off — the first dream candidate named for the role, according to legendary X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont, was Bob Hoskins, when Bigelow was at the helm.

Despite Hoskins’ name not likely being known as in the mix when it was, he was one of many guys suggested by fans for Wolverine in the newsgroups. As was DeVito. Reeves, though, was fan-cast for Gambit. All three actors were on the roster years before I ever even got to pre-college. I can find them mentioned at least as early as November 1992. That’s around when a University of North Dakota student (or faculty member?) named David R. Henry got sick of the same thread being created by newbies week after week and began compiling all the names suggested for all the various X-title characters to eventually post as part of the FAQ for rec.arts.comics.xbooks.

When I arrived on the digital scene, these lists were long, collecting everyone you could ever think of for each X-role, dead or alive, correctly spelled or not, listed by name or not (this was a time before IMDb was even well-known as the Cardiff Internet Movie Database and there weren’t a lot of resources for looking up names of actors and actresses or Flock of Seagulls singers). During my six weeks at pre-college, I either posted fewer times than I thought, or some of my messages were deleted or otherwise not archived, and I can’t find many of my own casting suggestions. I did predict in August 1994, however, that because of the popularity of X-Men: The Animated Series, the main characters of the movie would be: Xavier, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Beast, Wolverine, Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, and Magneto. Seven out of 10 wasn’t too bad.

I may have endorsed the idea of Winona Ryder (my favorite actress at the time) portraying Jubilee (my favorite character at the time), but that was already part of Henry’s compilation. In his intro, he acknowledged that many people were getting further and further away from the right age, if they were ever the at all (Mercedes Ruehl for Kitty Pryde), and that some suggestions were possibly in jest (RuPaul as Storm — or maybe this was progressive thinking for the mid-’90s?), but he avoided anything that was totally out of mockery of the whole thing. Most of the ideas were too A-list for what would be a modestly budgeted ensemble comic book movie (Tom Cruise was never going to be Cyclops).

In fact, X-Men went with a number of relative unknowns for its cast, so back in 1994, we fans weren’t on the money with many of them. The closest bet was Patrick Stewart, who despite being one of a dozen candidates for Professor X, was regularly recognized as a favorite. After all, he’s a good actor and he was already bald. Halle Berry was on the list of possibilities for Storm, though so were most other famous black actresses, including apparently early official candidate Angela Bassett and both Janet Jackson and LaToya Jackson. Sifting through newsgroup messages, supermodel Iman seems to have been the most popular contender. Interestingly enough, one of the movie’s main characters, Mystique, wasn’t discussed much by the casting agent wannabes. There was only one person in mind for the shapeshifter: Faye Dunaway.

While I don’t seem to have made any suggestions that weren’t already on Henry’s list, there was one time when I responded to the idea of Phil Collins playing Wolverine, which was followed with a suggestion for Sting as Archangel, with joke picks for a movie musical starring only famous recording artists. I added Peter Gabriel as Cyclops, Tori Amos as Jean Grey, Tina Turner as Storm (she was on the master list anyway), Michael Bolton as Iceman, Edie Brickell as Rogue, Paul Simon as Beast, and Kenny G. as Gambit. But it’s not like other fans weren’t genuine with their singer choices. Glenn Danzig was always popular for Wolverine (he even made Wizard magazine’s dream cast in 1995), while Prince was a favorite for Nightcrawler and Reba McEntire was regularly named for Rogue. And you thought the Internet was bad today.

When I left pre-college at the end of summer, I returned to a life of no computers and no internet, at least until I went away to actual college and there were more web pages and then chat rooms and other areas to explore (I also may not have been as into comic books, partly due to lack of money to buy them). Rather than posting the FAQ list as it existed at my final viewing, though, I figured I’d share the full roster as it turned out, as far as I can find, as the final version posted by another fan in February 1997. I’ve kept the bad spellings (though most were cleaned up by this time) and other notes as they were 22 years ago (though I did change one non-PC word). For a laugh and a wonder of what if:

STARRING……

as PROFESSOR XAVIER:

Marlon Brando
Yul Brynner
Sean Connery
Angus Deaton
Robert Duvall
Gene Hackman
Rutger Hauer
Lance Henrickson
Anthony Hopkins
Jeremy Irons
James Earl Jones
Ben Kingsley
John Malkovich
Richard O’Brien
Jeremy Paxman
Alan Rickman
Telly Savalas
Martin Sheen
Patrick Stewart
Donald Sutherland

as MAGNETO:

Armand Assante
David Bowie
Sean Connery
Robert DeNiro
Michael Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Clint Eastwood
Rutger Hauer
Charlton Heston
Anthony Hopkins
Jeremy Irons
Christopher Lambert
Christopher Lee
Steve Martin
Malcolm McDowell
Ricardo Montalban
Richard Mulligan
Craig T. Nelson
Paul Newman
Leonard Nimoy
Jack Palance
Alan Rickman
Jason Robards
Julian Sands
Martin Sheen
Christopher Walken
Ray Wise

as CYCLOPS:

Richard Dean Anderson
Scott Bakula
Alec Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin
Corbin Benson
Michael Biehn
Bruce Boxleitner
Kenneth Branagh
Jeff Bridges
Pierce Brosnan
Bruce Boxlietner
Bill Campbell
Bruce Campbell
David Carouso
Kevin Costner
Tom Cruise
William Dafoe
Tim Daly
Ted Danson
Michael Douglas
David Dunchovy
Ralph Fiennes
Harrison Ford
Mel Gibson
Tom Hanks
Mark Harmon
Michael Keaton
Val Kilmer
Kevin Kline
Christopher Lambert
Daniel Day Lewis
Ray Liotta
Mike Meyers
Jacob Michaels
Mathew Modine
Liam Neeson
Sam Neil
Ed Norton
Robert Patrick
Adrian Paul
Sean Penn
Luke Perry
Brad Pitt
Dennis Quaid
Aidan Quinn
Christopher Reeve
Matt Salinger
William Shatner
Charlie Sheen
Grant Show
Sting
Eric Stoltz
Lucky Vanous

as JEAN GREY:

Tori Amos
Pamela Anderson
Francesca Annis
Kim Basinger
Cindy Crawford
Marcia Cross
Laura Dern
Geena Davis
Angie Everhart
Terry Farrel
Briget Fonda
Sadie Frost
Jeanette Goldstein
Melanie Griffith
Traci Griffith
Jessica Hahn
Stacy Haiduk
Chrystyne Haje
Diedre Hall
Linda Hamilton
Teri Hatcher
Lauren Holly
Holly Hunter
Kathy Ireland
Nicole Kidman
Tawny Kitaen
Diane Lane
Elle MacPherson
Andie McDowell
Gates McFadden
Donna McPhail
Julianna Moore
Gwyneth Paltrow
Michelle Pfieffer
Natasha Richardson
Julia Roberts
Robey
Mimi Rogers
Rene Russo
Meg Ryan
Lili Savage
Jane Seymour
Stephanie Seymour
Nicolette Sheriden
Brooke Shields
Elizabeth Shue
Ione Skye
Sharon Stone
Patricia Tallman
Emma Thompson
Jennifer Tilly
Marisa Tomei
Nana Visitor
Joanne Warley-Kilmer
Sigourney Weaver

as BEAST:

Jason Alexander
Tom Cruise
Robert DeNiro
Michael Dorn
Harrison Ford
Al Franken
Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Bob Hoskins
Ron Jeremy
Michael Keaton
Garrison Keillor
Peter Mayhew
Mike McShane
Paul Merton
Ron Pearlman
Ernie Reyes, Jr.
Henry Rollins
Casey Siemaszko
Christian Slater
Wesley Snipes
Sylvester Stallone
Robin Williams
Billy Zane

as ICEMAN:

Stephen Baldwin
William Baldwin
Michael Biehn
Jim Carrey
Johnny Depp
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Michael J. Fox
Woody Harrelson
Neil Patrick Harris
Val Kilmer
James Marshall
Rob Morrow
Chris O’ Donnell
Gary Oldman
Brad Pitt
Jason Priestly
Keanu Reeves
William Sadler
Charlie Sheen
Christian Slater
Brent Spiner
Eric Stoltz

as ANGEL:

Kevin Bacon
Alec Baldwin
Hugh Grant
Matthew McConnahey
David Newsom
Brad Pitt
Julian Sands
Doug Savant

as BANSHEE:

Kenneth Branaugh
Gabriel Byrne
David Carusso
Billy Connelly
Sean Connery
Russell Crowe
Daniel Day Lewis
Colm Meaney
Liam Neeson

as CHANGELING/MORPH:

Jim Carrey

as WOLVERINE:

Aaron Baker
Tom Berenger
Charles Bronson
Gary Busey
Bruce Campbell
David Carradine
Phil Collins
Franco Columbu
Sean Connery
Robert Conrad
Glenn Danzig
Robert DeNiro
Danny DeVito
Michael Dudikoff
Clint Eastwood
Emilio Estevez
Mel Gibson
Rutger Hauer
Bob Hoskins
Linda Hunt
Michael Ironside
Tommy Lee Jones
Stacy Keach
Michael Keaton
Harvey Keitel
Christopher Lambert
Sonny Landham
Brandon Lee
Jason Scott Lee
Ray Liotta
Dolph Lundgren
Michael Madsen
Jack Nicholson
Chuck Norris
Jack Palance
Adrian Paul
Joe Peschi
Lou Diamond Phillips
Joe Piscapo
Brad Pitt
Eric Roberts
Kurt Russell
Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Randy Savage
M. Score (lead singer, A Flock of Seagulls)
Steven Segal
Christian Slater
Jeff Speakman
Sylvester Stallone
Harry Dean Stanton
Ric Steiner
Dean Stockwell
Patrick Swayze
Jean-Claude van Damme
Jesse Ventura
Fred Ward
Robin Williams
Bruce Willis
Billy Wirth
Name, please:
“the short guy in room with the gunner’s mate in
‘Under Siege'” [drh note: this has to be the lamest
reference I’ve seen in my years of keeping this list.
Research, people, research!]
“the short guy who tried to kill Julia Roberts and Denzel
Washington at the end of The Pelican Brief” [Now there’s
specifics for you…]

as COLOSSUS:

Dean Cain
Lou Ferrigno
Brendon Fraiser
Tony Ganios
Penn Gilette
Alexander Godunov
Mathias Hues
Sam Jones
Val Kilmer
Tony Little
Dolph Lundgren
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Grant Show
Sylvester Stallone
Jean-Claude van Damme

as STORM:

Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Naomi Campbell
Kim Fields
Robin Givens
Whoopi Goldberg
Jasmine Guy
Whitney Houston
Iman
Janet Jackson
LaToya Jackson
Anne-Marie Johnson
Beverly Johnson
Grace Jones
Queen Latifah
Nichelle Nichols
Holly Robinson
Ru-Paul
Emma Thompson
Tina Turner
Vanessa Williams
Vanity

as a YOUNGER STORM:

name, please (good luck):
the actress who portrayed Whoopie
Goldberg’s little friend in the phone ads

as NIGHTCRAWLER:

Alec Baldwin
Antonio Banderas
Gabriel Byrne
Bruce Campbell
Jim Carrey
Jackie Chan
Tom Cruise
Benudicio Del Toro
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Cary Elwes
Michael J. Fox
Mitch Gaylord
Alexander Godonuv
Jeff Goldblum
Mark Hamill
Val Kilmer
Lorenzo Lamas
Christopher Lambert
Jason Scott Lee
Mike Myers
Mandy Patinkin
Adrian Paul
Lanny Pofo
Prince
Martin Short
Christian Slater
Wesley Snipes
Brent Spiner
Sting
Jean-Claude van Damme
Robin Williams
Name, please:
“the French boyfriend on ‘Friends'”
“the monkey-style fighter from Bloodsport”
“a character in TheLast Supper who was basically
a Jewish, boheme Kurt”

as THUNDERBIRD:

Billy Wirth

as HAVOK:

Alec Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin
Anthony Edwards
Woody Harrelson
Dennis Quaid
Aidan Quinn
Kurt Russell
Charlie Sheen
Kiefer Sutherland

as POLARIS:

Caitlin Dulaney
Rebecca Gayheart
Liz Phair
Julia Roberts
Claudia Schiffer
Martha Quinn

as KITTY PRYDE:

Madchen Amick
Gabrielle Anwar
Mayin Bialik
Jamie Gertz
Sarah Gilbert
Rebecca Grayheart
Kathy Ireland
Gabrielle Karteris
Moira Kelly
Heather Langenkamp
Michelle Meyrick
Alyssa Milano
Natalie Portman
Christina Ricci
Mercedes Ruehl
Winona Ryder
Marisa Tomei
Sigourney Weaver
Kimberly Williams

as ROGUE:

Paula Abdul
Pamela Anderson
Jennifer Aniston
Patricia Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Drew Barrymore
Kim Bassinger
Amanda Bearse
Crystal Bernard
Sandra Bullock
Helena Bonham Carter
Dixie Carter
Cindy Crawford
Leanna Creel
Cheryl Crow
Lolita Davidovich
Geena Davis
Sheryl Fenn
Bridgit Fonda
Jodie Foster
Jennie Garth
Julie Goodacre
Melanie Griffith
Linda Hamilton
Holly Hunter
Kathy Ireland
Ashley Judd
Mitzi Kapture
Nicole Kidman
Tawny Kitaen
Jamie Luner
Amy Madigan
Virginia Madsen
Elle MacPherson
Andie McDowell
Melinda McGraw
Reba McIntyre
Demi Moore
Brigit Nielsen
Sarah Jessica Parker
Michelle Pfieffer
Bonnie Raitt
Mercedes Ruehl
Julia Roberts
Tanya Roberts
Robey
Rene Russo
Winona Ryder
Ally Sheedy
Patti Smith
Catherine Mary Stewart
Sharon Stone
Jennifer Tilly
Marisa Tomei
Shania Twain
Tanya Tucker
Janine Turner
Leslie Ann Warren
Joanne Warley-Kilmer
Names, please:
“the Southern lady from ‘The Five Mrs. Buchanans'”

as LONGSHOT:

Mel Gibson
Mark Hamill
David Lee Roth
Christian Slater

as PSYLOCKE (English model):

Sandra Bullock
Phoebe Cates
Jane March
Amanda Pays
Janine Turner
Sarah Wolstenholme
Sigourney Weaver

as PSYLOCKE ([Asian] model):

Christina Applegate
Yasmeen Bleeth
“Downtown” Julie Brown
Tia Carrera
Joan Chen
Kim Deal
Patricia Ford
Kascha
Michelle Khan
Cynthia Rothrock
Talisa Soto
Kiana Tom
Tamlyn Tomita
Thuy Trang

as ARCHANGEL:

Scott Bakula
Warren Beatty
Dirk Benedict
Johnny Briggs
Cary Elwes
Mark Hamill
Woody Harrelson
Val Kilmer
Daniel Day Lewis
Dolph Lundgren
Joe McGann
Luke Perry
Brad Pitt
Julian Sands
Steven Segal
James Spader
Kiefer Sutherland
Jan Michael Vincent

as JUBILEE:

Drew Barrymore
Sandra Bullock
Margaret Cho
Shannen Doherty
Caroline Junko King
Cyndi Laupner
Allyssa Milano
Demi Moore
Natalie Portman
Christina Ricci
Winona Ryder
Julie Sawhala
Ally Sheedy
Thuy Trang
Tamalyn Tomita
Kristi Yamaguchi
Names, please:
the voice actress who does Jubilee in the animated series

as DAZZLER:

Marie Fredericksson
Bridget Fonda
Lita Ford
Janet Jones-Gretzky
Madonna
Michelle Pfieffer
Elizabeth Shue
Sharon Stone
Kathleen Turner

as GAMBIT:

Kevin Bacon
Alec Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin
William Baldwin
Pierce Brosnan
Bruce Campbell
Eric Cantona
Jim Carrey
Les Claypool
George Clooney
Harry Connick, Jr.
Kevin Costner
Jack Dee
Robert DeNiro
Gerard Depardieu
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Matt Freyer
Mel Gibson
Jeff Goldblum
Rutger Hauer
Bobby Hebert
Don Johnson
Val Kilmer
Kevin Kline
Lorenzo Lamas
Christopher Lambert
Denis Leary
Daniel Day Lewis
Ray Liotta
Dolph Lundgren
Kyle MacLachlan
Judd Nelson
Adrian Paul
Luke Perry
Brad Pitt
Chris Potter
Dennis Quaid
Randy Quaid
Michael Richards
Kenau Reeves
Kent Reznor
Mickey Rourke
Adam Sandler
Steven Segal
Charlie Sheen
Christian Slater
James Spader
Jeff Speakman
Patrick Swayze
Jean-Claude van Damme

as BISHOP:

John Amos
Avery Brooks
Julius Carvey
Michael Dorn
Charles Dutton
Lawrence Fishburne
Danny Glover
Ice T
Samuel L. Jackson
Kool Moe Dee
Eddie Murphy
Chris Rock
Wesley Snipes
Ton Loc
Mario Van Peebles
Denzel Washington
Carl Weathers
Name, please:
“the black assistant to Tommy Lee Jones in ‘Under Siege'”

as CANNONBALL:

Stephen Baldwin
Woody Harrelson
River Phoenix

as APOCALYPSE:

Tim Curry
James Earl Jones
Ving Rhames

as ARCADE:

Malcolm McDowell
Jack Nicholson
Robin Williams

as THE BLOB:

Louie Anderson
Avalanche (of the WCW)
John Candy
Chris Farley
John Goodman
John Pinat
Yokozuna

as BOOM BOOM:

Drew Barrymore

as CABLE:

Powers Boothe
Gary Busey
Sean Connery
Brian Dennehy
Clint Eastwood
Harrison Ford
Charlton Heston
Christopher Lambert
Dolph Lundgren
Kurt Russell
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Jesse Ventura

as CALISTO:

Juliette Lewis

as CAPTAIN BRITAIN:

Cary Elwes

as VAL COOPER:

Candace Bergen

as GRAYDON CREED:

Tommy Lee Jones
Name, please:
the actor who plays Jake from “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”

as CAROL DANVERS:

Shawn Weatherly

as DARK PHOENIX:

Lena Olin

as DEADPOOL:

Bruce Campbell
Dennis Leary

as FERAL:

Jeanette Goldstein

as FITZROY:

Steve Buscemi

as NICK FURY:

Clint Eastwood

as GUIDO:

Jim Carrey
Steve Martin
Robin Williams
Name, please:
“Audric from ‘Covington Cross.'”

as HENRY PETER GYRICH:

William Atherton
Gary Busey
Ronny Cox
Tommy Lee Jones
David Spade
James Spader

as CAMERON HODGE:

David Letterman

as STEVIE HUNTER:

Holly Robinson
Janet Jackson

as HUSK:

Melissa Joan Hart
Alicia Silverstone

as ILLYANA RASPUTIN:

Drew Barrymore

as JUGGERNAUT:

Lou Ferrigno
John Goodman
John Madden
John Matuszak
Tommy Morrison
Bud Spencer
Van Vader (of the WWF)

as SENATOR ROBERT KELLY:

Tommy Lee Jones
Jeroen Krabbe
John Laroquette
Martin Sheen

as LADY DEATHSTRIKE:

Tia Carrere
Joan Chen

as LEGION:

Juliette Lewis

as HARRY LELAND:

John Goodman
Marlon Brando

as LILANDRA:

Persis Khambatta
Bebe Neuwirth

as MADROX:

Christian Slater

as MASTERMIND:

Bruce Campbell
Ian McKellen
Mickey Rourke
David Strathairn

as MOIRA MCTAGGART:

Sheena Easton
Holly Hunter
Nicole Kidman
Gates McFadden
Amanda Pays
Jane Seymour
Dame Maggie Smith

as THE MIMIC:

Jeff Bridges

as MR. SINISTER:

Marc Alaimo
David Bowie
Tim Curry
Jeff Goldblum
Jeremy Irons
John Malkovich
John Lithgow
Dolph Lundgren
Christopher Reeves
Tim Robbins
Kevin Spacey
Mario Van Peebles

as MOJO:

Mark Hamill

as MYSTIQUE:

Rebecca DeMornay
Faye Dunaway
Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro)
Barbara Hershey
Mary Tyler Moore

as OMEGA RED:

Matthias Hues
Dolph Lundgren
Sylvester Stallone

as PHOENIX:

Valeria Golino
Alicia Witt

as DONALD PIERCE:

David Bowie
Jeremy Irons

as PYRO:

Rowan Atkinson
Paul Hogan
Eric Idle
Greg Norman
Yahoo Serious
Sting

as QUICKSILVER:

Richard Gere
Steve Martin

as RAHNE:

Sheila Bullitt
Natalie Portman

as RICTOR:

Lou Diamond Phillips

as SABRETOOTH:

Clancy Brown
Gary Busey
Brian Dennehy
Hulk Hogan
Mathias Hues
Dolph Lundgren
Ron Pearlman
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Kiefer Sutherland
Avalanche (of the WCW)
John Candy
Chris Farley
John Goodman
John Pinat
Yokozuna

as BOOM BOOM:

Drew Barrymore

as CABLE:

Powers Boothe
Gary Busey
Sean Connery
Brian Dennehy
Clint Eastwood
Harrison Ford
Charlton Heston
Christopher Lambert
Dolph Lundgren
Kurt Russell
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Jesse Ventura

as CALISTO:

Juliette Lewis

as CAPTAIN BRITAIN:

Cary Elwes

as VAL COOPER:

Candace Bergen

as GRAYDON CREED:

Tommy Lee Jones
Name, please:
the actor who plays Jake from “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”

as CAROL DANVERS:

Shawn Weatherly

as DARK PHOENIX:

Lena Olin

as DEADPOOL:

Bruce Campbell
Dennis Leary

as FERAL:

Jeanette Goldstein

as FITZROY:

Steve Buscemi

as FORGE:

Clint Eastwood

as NICK FURY:

Clint Eastwood

as GUIDO:

Jim Carrey
Steve Martin
Robin Williams
Name, please:
“Audric from ‘Covington Cross.'”

as HENRY PETER GYRICH:

William Atherton
Gary Busey
Ronny Cox
Willem Dafoe
Tommy Lee Jones
David Spade
James Spader

as CAMERON HODGE:

David Letterman

as STEVIE HUNTER:

Holly Robinson
Janet Jackson

as HUSK:

Melissa Joan Hart
Alicia Silverstone

as ILLYANA RASPUTIN:

Drew Barrymore

as JUGGERNAUT:

Lou Ferrigno
John Goodman
Hulk Hogan
John Madden
John Matuszak
Tommy Morrison
Bud Spencer
Van Vader (of the WWF)

as SENATOR ROBERT KELLY:

Tommy Lee Jones
Jeroen Krabbe
John Laroquette
Martin Sheen

as LADY DEATHSTRIKE:

Joan Chen

as LEGION:

Juliette Lewis

as HARRY LELAND:

John Goodman
Marlon Brando

as LILANDRA:

Persis Khambatta
Bebe Neuwirth

as MADROX:

Christian Slater

as MASTERMIND:

David Strathairn
Mickey Rourke
Bruce Campbell

as MOIRA MCTAGGART:

Sheena Easton
Holly Hunter
Nicole Kidman
Gates McFadden
Amanda Pays
Jane Seymour
Dame Maggie Smith

as THE MIMIC:

Jeff Bridges

as MR. SINISTER:

Marc Alaimo
David Bowie
Tim Curry
Jeff Goldblum
Jeremy Irons
John Malkovich
John Lithgow
Dolph Lundgren
Christopher Reeves
Tim Robbins
Mario Van Peebles

as MOJO:

Mark Hamill

as MYSTIQUE:

Rebecca DeMornay
Faye Dunaway
Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro)
Barbara Hershey
Mary Tyler Moore

as OMEGA RED:

Matthias Hues
Dolph Lundgren
Sylvester Stallone

as PHOENIX:

Valeria Golino

as DONALD PIERCE:

David Bowie
Jeremy Irons

as PYRO:

Rowan Atkinson
Paul Hogan
Eric Idle
Greg Norman
Yahoo Serious
Sting

as QUICKSILVER:

Richard Gere
Steve Martin

as RAHNE:

Sheila Bullitt
Natalie Portman

as RICTOR:

Lou Diamond Phillips

as SABRETOOTH:

Brian Bosworth
Clancy Brown
Gary Busey
Brian Dennehy
Hulk Hogan
Mathias Hues
Dolph Lundgren
Nick Nolte
Ron Pearlman
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Kiefer Sutherland
name, please:
“The voice actor from the cartoon”

as AMANDA SEFTON:

Tori Amos

as SELENE:

Cher
Madonna
Isabelle Adjani
Sherilynn Fenn
Famke Janssen
Sean Young

as SKIDS:

Bridget Fonda
Marisa Tomei
Megan Ward

as SHATTERSTAR:

Emilio Estevez

as SEBASTIAN SHAW:

Jack Nicholson
Christopher Walken

as SIRYN:

Tori Amos
Nicole Kidman

as STRYFE:

Jack Nicholson

as the REV. STRYKER:

Robert Mitchum
Leslie Nielson

as SUNSPOT:

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Mario Lopez

as THE TOAD:

Macauley Culkin
Danny DeVito
Martin Short
Herve Velechez

as TRASK (Simon or Bolivar):

Tommy Lee Jones

as WARLOCK:

Crispin Glover

as WARPATH:

Joe Lando
Billy Wirth

as WEAPON X (KANE):

Austin St. John

as THE WHITE QUEEN:

Rebecca DeMornay
Catherine Deneuve
Cameron Diaz
Faye Dunaway
Meg Foster
Anjelica Houston
Sheryl Lee
Heather Locklear
Traci Lords
Madonna
Michelle Pfieffer
Greta Sacchi
Claudia Schiffer
Meryl Streep
Sharon Stone

as PETE WISDOM (blame Chris)

Steve Buscemi
George Clooney
Timothy Dalton
Norm McDonald
David Spade
Tim Roth

as ALISTAIR STEWART

David Duchovny
Hugh Grant

as MEGGAN

Judi Dench

Christopher began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called 'Read,' back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials.