Speaking to fans at the recent Comicpalooza event, Patrick Stewart has been talking about Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Stewart is set to reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier... last seen apparently dead at the hands of Jean Grey during X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
Stewart said, “I think it is going to certainly be the X-Men of all X-Men pictures, and one doesn’t want to tempt fate, but perhaps also the blockbuster of 2014. It was a wonderful experience to be reunited with those people.”
On the topic of Professor X’s return from the grave, Stewart added, “It’s been 6 or 7 years since X-Men 3, where you will recall that Charles Xavier was vaporized by whats-her-name, Jean Grey. And you’re asking yourselves, ‘If you were vaporized, how can you be in the next X-Men movie?’ Anybody got any ideas how that came about?’”
With this comment, a member of the audience shouted out “time travel”, prompting Stewart to reply, “Yeah, that’s exactly it. There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling for me because I thought my X-Men days were over. So, it is something to look forward to.”
DAYS OF FUTURE PAST sees an alternate future, where all mutants are hunted down by giant Sentinels due to the assassination of a political figure. As well as Stewart, the film is set to feature Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Fan Bingbing, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Adan Canto and Peter Dinklage. James Marsden is also heavily rumoured to be involved again.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released on 18th July, 2014
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