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First Look At A Dreadlocked Omar Sy In Character As Bishop In 'X-men: Days Of Future Past'

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 18, 2013 6:04 PM
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If it wasn't already clear that Omar Sy is going to play Bishop in X-men: Days Of Future Past. (there was some initial uncertainty when it was announced that he was joining the film's cast), well, this should help.

Here's your first official look at Sy in character dress as the son of Aborigine mutant refugees, whose powers include energy absorption and redirection, as well as superhuman physical attributes, and the ability to instinctively know his present location.

How much screen time, and how involved the character will be in the overall narrative is unknown at this time. I'd be surprised if it's a role with any real weight, even though the character is an interesting one, with intriguing origins, and capabilities to be explored on screen.

Of course, we know that Halle Berry is reprising her role as Storm... but we already know what she looks like in character, since she's appeared in 3 previous X-Men films.

Here's Sy as Bishop (image courtesy of our friends at Comic Book Movie):

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  • Wayne | February 21, 2014 6:07 AMReply

    Peggy, please define ugly? You might say in your opinion, he is not attractive, but beauty is in the eyes of the one who beholds.

    I for one am very happy to finally sees a man of color in these movies white and light are not the only ones with superhuman ability in these comic book world's. And to the writer, I hope he has quite a significant amount of screen time and they developed his character to have a major impact in the plot. Because your statement seemed somewhat dismissive.

  • Peggy | July 22, 2013 7:25 PMReply

    Um, I could say the dude is ugly but he's not THAT ugly. I'm just saying.

  • Jase | July 18, 2013 10:46 PMReply

    Bishop is supposed to be indigenous Australian not black African. It's unfortunate, that the producers have chosen to go this route.

    "Approximately 35 to 40 years into the future, Bishop and his younger sister Shard were born in a mutant concentration camp in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York to Australian Aborigines towards the end of the Gene War between humans and mutants."

  • cmoney | October 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    Guess it's best to know what your talking about before you make a comment lol

  • adam | October 24, 2013 9:19 PM

    Indigenous Australians were black

  • LG | August 15, 2013 9:42 PM

    You do realize that indigenous Australians can look the picture, O. Sy. Stop being so darn ignorant.

  • Yaz | July 22, 2013 9:25 PM

    I agree with Aaron.

    I like the casting although Sy doesn't look traditionally Aboriginal to me.

  • Aaron | July 19, 2013 8:31 AM

    You do know that Aborigines are black, right?

  • LeonRaymond | July 18, 2013 9:48 PMReply

    Looks good and I hope not hear anything about him pushing Professor-X around in his wheel chair !

  • Sweeta | July 19, 2013 10:02 PM


  • mantan | July 19, 2013 2:33 PM

    good one!! lmao!!!

  • sallyride | July 18, 2013 9:28 PMReply

    If they kill of Bishop early I will be pissed.

  • Silver Zeal | July 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    Another 'Darwin' waiting 2 happen.

  • dean | July 18, 2013 8:42 PMReply

    He looks good.

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