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CBMB: Rose Byrne Returning to the X-Men Universe

By Muuka Muyumba

Rose Byrne will return to her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse which is slated for release on May 27, 2016, and starring Oscar Isaac as the titular villain. Byrne will likely to return to help Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) as he helps shape the future for his heroic mutants bred at Xavier’s School for the Gifted.

“She’s a significant character in the movie.” X-Men: Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg told EW. “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.”

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Moira MacTaggert was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, and first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #96 (December 1975). In the comics, she works as a geneticist and is an expert in mutant affairs, and in the film, she works for the CIA who is also romantically involved with Professor Xavier.

Byrne joins Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique/Raven Darkholme), Michael Fassbender (Eric Lensherr/Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast), and McAvoy in returning to Fox’s X-Men series, which may also be some of those actors last, according to Kinberg who said that Apocalypse will wrap up certain First Class character arcs. An interesting sentiment after film director Bryan Singer revealed last week that they had recast Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan), and Ororo Monroe (Alexandra Shipp) with much younger actors, suggesting that the film franchise could move in a new direction after Apocalypse.

“This movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, Eric, Raven, and Hank, who are essentially our main characters,” he said. “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.”

Source: EW