Movie News: McKellen and Stewart Confirmed For X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Written by Kris Heys Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Movie News

Director Bryan Singer has revealed via Tweet that he’s bringing old pals Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart back to the X-franchise to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto respectively… despite the fact the characters will also be portrayed by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Adding more confusion is the small problem of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS contradicting much of Singer’s original films and, especially, Ratner’s reprehensible X-MEN: LAST STAND, which featured young versions of Xavier & Eric played by Stewart & McKellen with creepy CGI-makeovers (pictured above; doesn't quite hold up does it). Considering what a mess the X-movieverse was canonically (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE also contained some, ‘wait, what?!’ moments too), it looks like the DAYS OF FUTURE PAST storyline was the perfect pick for the sequel, as it will allow parallel time-lines to be explored. Time to get the X-house in order. Wonder if there's any way they can write out THE LAST STAND...

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST hits cinemas July 18th 2014.

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