IAN MCKELLEN, PATRICK STEWART JOIN X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director, Bryan Singer, has announced via Twitter that Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart will be joining Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult for the latest installment of the X-Men franchise. Ian McKellen also tweeted about Singer sharing secrets on Twitter. Via The Hollywood Reporter:
“Stewart and McKellen portrayed X-Men founder Prof. Charles Xavier and renegade mutant leader Magneto in the original X-Men movies, the first two of which Singer directed and produced. McAvoy and Fassbender played Xavier and Magneto in First Class, the 2011 reboot of the franchise which was set in the early 1960s.
With First Class using different X-Men than the 1980s comics, fan speculation how the storylines will translate and combine is sure to run wild. Also up as a question is whether Hugh Jackman, who starred as Wolverine in the first trilogy and made a cameo in First Class, will come back for Days of Future Past.”