The IMDB Celebrity News is reporting that Bryan Singer has revealed the new characters for the sequel to last year’s X-Men. The news articles are a pain to link to, so I’ve quoted the content below. This may not be a complete list, given this report on Ain’t It Cool News. (Names are below for those wishing to dodge spoilers.)

The IMDB article is as follows:

Singer Reveals New Characters For Next X-Men

Three exciting new characters will feature in the X-Men sequel.
Writer-director Bryan Singer has revealed that Gambit, Beast and Jubilee
will be introduced in X-Men 2. Filming is tentatively scheduled for early
autumn, with the movie due for release in July 2002. The first film was
shot in Canada, and X-Men 2 could also be filmed there. The Fox studio in
Australia is also being considered. A budget of about $100 million is
expected to be granted, compared to $70 million for the first movie.

Those of us with the DVD version will have the deleted scenes which refer to Jubilee by name, although the character is seen in the final version. Also, the script I read online here had Beast in the first movie. Rumours say he was cut for budget considerations. Pyro and Blob were also in this version. (I found this script via Drew’s Script-O-Rama.)

Which X-Men heroes or villains would you like to see in the sequel?