MCU: Fan casting 7 key X-Men if Henry Cavill plays Cyclops

With rumors suggesting Henry Cavill might soon be playing Cyclops, we're breaking down our picks for who should play the other key X-Men heroes in the MCU.

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Alexandra Daddario
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Alexandra Daddario as Rogue

Alexandra Daddario is a very popular name amongst fan cast fandom as she continues to prove she's one of the best actresses in Hollywood. Her new series, Mayfair Witches, is evidence of her range—something fans of comic book movies cannot ignore. Zatanna is the role she's been fan-cast in the most, but there's an even more fitting character for her talents within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – Rogue from the X-Men.

Daddario could bring a new depth to Rogue, a character pivotal for her ability to absorb others' powers and memories. This role demands a nuanced performance, balancing vulnerability with strength, making Daddario an ideal fit. No matter what, an X-Men film needs to explore Rogue's inner turmoil. One of the best ways to do that would be as a mediator among the X-Men, where Professor X and Cyclops are butting heads.

With Daddario's proven track record in everything from Percy Jackson to True Detective and Baywatch, the depth she could bring to the character can't be overstated. Casting her as Rogue would not only be a win for the MCU, but a fresh and exciting direction for a beloved character that the Fox franchise failed.