Sir Ian McKellen Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; "I Don’t Get To Go Into The Past"

Sir Ian McKellen Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; "I Don’t Get To Go Into The Past"

Reiterating the fact that the older 'Magneto' doesn't travel back in time in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen hints that the majority of the action takes place in 1970s and the future scenes only serve as a way of kicking off the sequel.


Sir Ian McKellen will next be seen as Gandalf in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, although he reprises the equally iconic role of Magneto in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, he had a shocking admission to make about that movie when asked about the part he plays in it. "I don’t always understand the plots of these films until I actually see them with an audience." Regardless, as confusing as it may be to him, McKellen did drop a few details about what we should expect from the older version of the character. "It’s all about going into the past, basically. And so I don’t get to go into the past. I don’t think I’m spoiling it by saying that. But we are there in the beginning when the plot is hatched." This is good news for fans hoping that Michael Fassbender's younger version gets the spotlight, and the actor then went on to compare the two characters he's best known for playing. "The odd thing about a Gandlaf is that he’s good through and through. Magneto is a bit of both. He’s well-intentioned, but he perhaps politically is not very sound, and I’m not sure that I quite agree with his tactics."
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Filed Under "X-Men" 12/6/2013 Source: Entertainment Weekly
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