X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST keeps sounding better and better. While losing Matthew Vaughn (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, KICK-ASS) as director was a harsh blow, they nabbed Bryan Singer, the man behind X-MEN and X2, to take his place, as well as retaining Vaughn as a producer.
On Twitter, Brian Singer announced the return of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast (hopefully he’ll look better this time around). This is great news, but expected. His next Tweet was a little bit more exciting, announcing that Sirs Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart will return to the franchise, reprising their roles as older versions (the original versions) of Charles Xavier and Magneto.
Here be dem Tweetz:
The “more to come” seems to signal more original cast mates joining the squad, and seeing as Wolverine is such an integral part of Chris Claremont’s DAYS OF FUTURE PAST storyline, he may be referring to Hugh Jackman, who’s busy at work on THE WOLVERINE right now. Stay tuned.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST opens July 18th, 2014, but fans of mutants will get a taste of THE WOLVERINE on July 26th, 2013.