Some brief casting updates today then for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director once again took to Twitter to reveal not one, not two but three new additions to his ever growing cast.
Singer Tweeted the following picture to show a collection of headshots for his cast. You will notice James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart and a whole host of other familiar faces. What you will also notice is three new faces, and these belong to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (above), Daniel Cudmore and Booboo Stewart. The image came with the following message from Singer:
“3 #Oscars, 6 #GoldenGlobes, 1 #BAFTA, 2 #Emmys, 2 #Tonys, 5 #Oliviers, 1 #Ceaser – Now let’s blow s**t up! #XMEN”
So what do these new faces tell us? Well, for starters if Daniel Cudmore is there then that means a return of Colossus, the character he played in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. As for Fan Bingbing, her role was not announced until Deadline got hold of the details yesterday. She will be playing a teleporting mutant called Blink, another fan favourite. So far, Booboo Stewart’s role is unknown.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is expected to arrive in cinemas 18th July 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.
So far the cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past, is looking something like this: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart.