Bryan Singer Announces Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Bryan Singer Announces Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The director has just sent out a couple of Tweets, not only confirming some returning cast members such as Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, but revealing two old school X-Men will also be back!. Read on for details..

Comic fans who know the story behind DOFP probably figured we would be getting a bit of crossover between the continuity established in Singer's original movies, and the - at least partially - rebooted one of Mathew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. But now the director has revealed that the story will indeed focus on past and future/young and old versions of our Mutant pals, and as well as confirming returning First Class cast members, officially welcomed Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier) and Ian McKellen (Magneto) to his DOFP cast..

As the man says, more to come - so keep an eye on CBM for any more cast additions. For now, how does this news sit with you guys?

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JoshWilding - 11/27/2012, 11:30 AM
I guess this is good news, although I was never THAT fond of McKellen's Magneto. Would have preferred for the focus to remain on Fassbender's version, but way too early to start fretting at this point!
CanadaMan - 11/27/2012, 11:35 AM
Holy shit, Batman! :o Can't wait to see how this plays out then... :S
Nick56 - 11/27/2012, 11:42 AM
HELL YES! Can't wait!
wolverinesfury - 11/27/2012, 11:45 AM
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 11:45 AM
FUG YEAH!!!!!!!
Galaxy - 11/27/2012, 11:46 AM
I wonder if they'll explain why Magneto's helmet goes from being bad ass to something really lame hahaha
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 11:46 AM
@Josh. Who's to say they don't share equal screen time . Or team up!!
Preston - 11/27/2012, 11:47 AM
I second JW's statement:

I was never THAT fond of McKellen's Magneto. Would have preferred for the focus to remain on Fassbender's version


DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 11:47 AM
Jennifer Lawrence and Rebecca Romajn(sp) tag team.
JordanKing - 11/27/2012, 11:50 AM
Excellent. Gotta love continuity :)|
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 12:01 PM
hopefully after Avengers the budget for this flick will be huge.
JorEllinator - 11/27/2012, 12:02 PM
Hell yeah!
KryptonitePen - 11/27/2012, 12:03 PM
HELL YES!! Awesome news, pumped for this movie. Only thing I really enjoyed about First Class was Fassbenders magneto so I'm glad they're getting back to the original trilogy in some way.
NerdyGeek - 11/27/2012, 12:03 PM
BruceLeroy - 11/27/2012, 12:04 PM
This is going to be a cluster[frick].
SuperSomething616 - 11/27/2012, 12:04 PM
Interested to see how this is going to turn out...
Starlight - 11/27/2012, 12:04 PM
WOW, that SECOND poster is fricking AWESOME !!!
ATrueHero1987 - 11/27/2012, 12:05 PM

So do you REALLY think this movie will fix the continuity of the X-Men movies??(just asking)
fayzon10 - 11/27/2012, 12:06 PM
Great, I hope they go into the future and change the ending to Last Stand!!!!
ATrueHero1987 - 11/27/2012, 12:07 PM
TheMadman - 11/27/2012, 12:08 PM
Like I said to JW on twitter, hoping they make this like the Elder Spock element of JJ's Star Trek. I don't want a film oversaturated with characters holding conversations with themselves.
duncboy - 11/27/2012, 12:10 PM
this movie is either going to be amazing for pulling off the best time-travel movie since Back To The Future, or it's going to be a complete shit show.
TheMadman - 11/27/2012, 12:11 PM
Lovin' how that photoshop poster has wolverine unmarked and Shadowcat is apprehended - when she's standing right behind wolverine. xD
jimoakley666 - 11/27/2012, 12:12 PM
[frick] yeah.

@Nerdicon - That's ace, mate.
LFANCH - 11/27/2012, 12:13 PM
So if Patrick Stewart is in then it'll have to bridge before Last Stand, cause prof. X was killed in Last Stand. I know they had that thing with the comatose guy at the end but that was lame. If they have whatever happens in this movie separate Last Stand from everything else then I will be happy.
Preston - 11/27/2012, 12:13 PM

Welcome back! and, yes, more Ellen Page. Eye Candy is always a plus.

DrRockso - 11/27/2012, 12:14 PM
Ben Foster as a proper Arch Angel
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 12:15 PM
@MisterHulk...It's the same way the drawn one is. Sprite is Shadowcat ; )
TayDee - 11/27/2012, 12:15 PM
I really respect the fact that Stewars and Mckellan are coming back and playing roles like this at their age, but I really don't want Mckellan back, I never cared for his Magneto. But I can't wait for this to come back, this is one of my most anticipated cbm's of 2014
DioFoRio - 11/27/2012, 12:16 PM
@Lfaunch...unless it was Professor X communicating from the future?
GodzillaKart - 11/27/2012, 12:18 PM
This could be very cool. Really looking forward to Wolverine being recast soon. Jackman has done a good job, but I hope The Wolverine is his last outing.
KaneVonDoom - 11/27/2012, 12:18 PM
@ MrHulkSmashing... That is correct. On the Comic cover "Sprite" is one of Shadowcat's names she's gone by. Wolverine was breaking her out.
RaleighAntrobus - 11/27/2012, 12:20 PM
Could be interesting, but probably won't.
JohnnyKrypton - 11/27/2012, 12:22 PM
Retcon Ratner's abortion! BRING BACK MARSDEN AS CYCLOPS!
lntrn8 - 11/27/2012, 12:22 PM
Bryan Singer @BryanSinger
I'd like to officially welcome back themes of implicit homoeroticism, coming-out-of-the-closet allegories to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast

Thrilled to announce Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Casper Smart, Meridia from Brave, Queen Latifah, Barry Manilow, Ryan Seacrest & Cooper Anderson to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast, and the official soundtrack by #Madonna & #LADYGaga.

TheMadman - 11/27/2012, 12:26 PM
My bad, then. I have yet to read this storyline, I am not as big on X-Men as I am on most other things. xP
Kakarot - 11/27/2012, 12:27 PM
Fantastic news! Of course they'll end up bringing back Hugh Jackman but I hope they don't bring back all of the cast for the sequel or anything, surely Singer will want to give a lot of focus to his own X-Men.
sharkman03191 - 11/27/2012, 12:32 PM
Well I dare say this just might be my most anticipated film of 2014, next to the Amazing Spider-Man 2.
jessepostal - 11/27/2012, 12:33 PM
Is Kelsey grammar coming back too????

Prof x was alive in another body at the end of x3
Thegeekygurl - 11/27/2012, 12:34 PM
Wonder how Brett "Suckass" Rattner feels knowing that they have to undo his horrible X-3 crapsterpiece?

That film is an example of something that happens in comics all the time and nobody sees it happen: A creator is hired to take over a Comic but the creator cannot create so they start UNCREATING. They kill a couple characters, tear apart the main hero or heroes and usually fanboys sing their praise because it appears to be "DARKER".
Its because they cant actually create great stories so their only recourse is to undo, break, destroy, storylines that others did before them. The CREATOR community sees the trick for what it is, like Magicians knowing the secret of a Magic Trick.
But sadly Fanboys fall for this trick over and over and actually praise the HACKS that use it in comics and those HACKS build careers out of the trick.

Rattner's X-3 was horrible but just as horrible as some of the most popular and praised comics of the last 20 years that used the same methods.
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