Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart return as Magneto and Xavier for Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Newly hired director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer, has Tweeted some very interesting news that should have fans very excited about his new film. It was only a few weeks ago he was hired as director after Matthew Vaughn pulled out, however Vaughn will stick around as producer.

Singer Tweeted that not only will stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult be returning, but two older and familiar faces will also be appearing in his sequel. Sir Ian McKellan will return as Magneto, and Sir Patrick Stewart will return as Xavier. However, Singer did not explain just how they would return.

With the film set to travel through timelines both present and in the future, it is thought that Magneto and Xavier will appear in the film in their older forms when the story jumps to the future. Days of Future Past is based on the comic which see’s a dystopian future where Sentinels rule and are hunting Mutants. It is thought that when the film jumps to these future scenes, this is where Xavier and Magneto will appear in their older forms seen in Singer’s other X-Men films, the films First Class was a prequel to.

Fox are expecting, as planned, to go into production on X-Men: Days of Future Past early in 2013, and are sticking to their scheduled release date of July 18th 2014. X-Men: Days of Future Past is being written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and will see the newly formed titular team working to prevent an alternate future where mutants are hunted by giant machines called The Sentinels.

It follows the 1980s’ comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.


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