Cast some old film actors as X-Men?
Hard to say, but I’ll give it a shot with the original 5! If you want me to cover other rosters, just let me know.
So here are my picks!
Anthony Perkins as Cyclops!
Tony Perkins is an underrated actor sadly typecast in his lifetime, but I think he’d been able to pull off the full dimensions of Cyclops’s characterization; his need to be a good leader and
his setbacks regarding his role as an X-man, and I also think he could convey
Scott’s development into said leader as well.
Jane Fonda as Marvel Girl!
Has the look of Jean Grey down pat, while also being a damn fine actress.
Christopher Reeve as Beast!
I’m fudging with with the timeline here, but Christopher Reeve would’ve been great as Beast, since I think he has all the attributes to what makes Beast the character that he is.
Paul Newman As Angel!
Again fudging with the timeline here, but Paul Newman has pretty boy good looks all while being able to capture Angel’s development over the years.
Yul Brynner as Professor X!
This might be cheating as I’ve seen comparisons before, but I think my decision extends beyond that. Yul Brynner would’ve been able to capture everything about Xavier, both good and bad.