Everything Old Is New Again: Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Join New X-MEN

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Magneto and Charles Xavier, meet Magneto and Charles Xavier. Casting on the upcoming Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days Of Future Past took an intriguing turn yesterday when Singer tweeted a welcome to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the cast of the film. That duo, of course, played Charles Xavier and Magneto in the first run of Singer directed and produced X-films before James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender took on the characters for the set-in-the-60s X-Men: First Class.

With the new picture based on the multiple timeline Days Of Future Past story Singer is bringing all four actors into the fold - a much better move than aging up McAvoy and Fassbender - which immediately begins speculation on which other actors from the earlier films may be turning up as well.
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  • cuttermaran

    Please reboot Hollywood.

  • dan

    For the record, Singer only directed the first two. X1 was okay, but X2 was great. Bret Ratner (of rush hour "fame") directed X3, which sucked, and was highly disjointed imo.

  • paratize

    It's reboot? But didn't they screw up First Class? That movie was terrible, they should reboot it again

  • paratize

    Don't understand why they are using Singer again. I thought they tried to re-boot the series with First Class? Now they're going back to the guy who screwed up the franchise in the first place? Doesn't make sense.

  • Snail

    Because Singer's track record with the franchise speaks for itself? X-men 1 & 2 were box office hits, and for the record he had nothing to do with X-Men 3. Not to mention he had already made his return to the franchise as a producer for 'First Class'. Furthermore, the flick was marketed as a prequel to the X-Men trilogy during its theatrical run.

    Not sure what the confusion is. Makes perfect sense to me...

  • It's largely a practical reason. They're on a super tight timeline and he was already on as a producer when Mathew Vaughn left the film. Rather than shut it down to do a lengthy director search, Singer stepped in.

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