Ian McKellen On Returning As 'Magneto' In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Ian McKellen On Returning As 'Magneto' In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Revealing that he yet to read the script to discover just how big of a role he will have in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sir Ian McKellen discusses his return as the villainous 'Magneto' and says he looks forward to facing off with his younger self!


Earlier this week, it was revealed that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would be reprising their roles as 'Charles Xavier' and 'Eric Lensherr' in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The Huffington Post caught up with McKellen recently and asked him for his thoughts on reprising the role he first took on in 2000's X-Men. "What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing "Waiting for Godot" throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we've stayed in touch. We can't believe it [laughs]. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy's parts, but -- no, no -- we're back. We'll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven't read the script, so I don't know how much we've got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it -- with all the success he's had in the meantime -- it's wonderful. Wonderful." So, he's clearly enthusiastic about a return, but how does he feel about facing off against Michael Fassbender's take on the iconic villain in X-Men: First Class? "I thought he was exactly that: first class. Excellent... I thought he was better than me. But, we weren't quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me."

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "X-Men" 11/29/2012 Source: The Huffington Post
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