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X-Men: Days of Future Past Adds Previous X-Men Star, Twilight Actor, Iron Man 3 Actress


Instead of releasing a single name on Twitter, director Bryan Singer decided to tweet a single picture containing 16 pictures. They were headshots of X-Men: Days of Future Past actors and fans noticed a few new faces in the group. 

Left to right in the top row are actors already announced: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoyMichael Fassbender, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellan, Nicholas HoultPeter Dinklage, Halle Berry, and Ellen Page. The second row shows Shawn Ashmore, Omar SyAnna Paquin, and then the three newcomers.

The first is Daniel Cudmore, the actor who played Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Felix in the Twilight Saga. Next up is Fan Bingbing, the Chinese actress currently set to star in Iron Man 3 but who will play the mutant Blink in Days of Future Past. And finally another Twilight actor, Booboo Stewart, in an unspecified role.

Of course we must note the obvious, there are six pictures missing if this set is to be filled. Will we see more familiar names returning or new mutants (or non-mutants) joining the ranks? We found out just this past week Alan Cumming, who played Nightcrawler, definitely won’t be back. Any actor or mutant you’re hoping to see this time around?

(via Collider)

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  • Anonymous

    Between Sy, Stewart and Fan, I’m pleasantly surprised to see the diversity of the X-Men. Any bets on who Stewart ends up playing? Sunfire maybe? I know the popular theory is that Omar Sy is playing Bishop.

  • http://twitter.com/Romeobluez david mancha

    I want just one Sentinel

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Quatermass/1260000946 Tony Quatermass

    I’ll be upset if the Emma Frost isn’t back. Need to keep a continuity of main characters from the last film.

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    Sir Patrick Stewart’s son, Booboo Stewart (Nuh uh, he is so!), will appropriately be playing Charles Xavier’s son David Haller, a.k.a. Legion. Either that or somebody else entirely.

  • Travis Fischer

    The only two characters from the last film that need to come back are Prof. X and Magneto. Nobody else really matters.

  • Anonymous

    Probably one of my few complaints about First Class (which I thought was otherwise a really good movie) was that most of the other characters were completely immaterial to the story. The actual X-Men themselves were basically there to take up space in the background while Magneto and Xavier got all the focus.

  • Anonymous

    Sunfire or Forge maybe. I don’t know many male Asian X-Men but he’s apparently Native American as well. Maybe even Warpath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andreia-Augusto/100003102682236 Andreia Augusto

    I really loved the Nightcrawler… I was hoping he’d be coming back too =(

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see a young Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and from the future Rachel Summers/Phoenix.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely, They shot themselves in the foot last time by casting whatever her name is. So many better actresses that could have played Emma, including Rosamund Pike (who allegedly screentested for the role during development).

  • Anonymous

    That’s because there aren’t any East Asian male X-Men, except for Sunfire, who never really joined the X-Men (or if you count the Xorn twins, but let’s be real…). If you’re including Indian characters as part of Asian X-Men in general and not East Asian, then you get two more with Thunderbird II and Indra.

    All of East Asian X-Men are women: Omega Sentinel, Armor, Jubilee, Psylocke (sort of), Surge, Sunpyre, Revanche, Karma, Sway, and Kirika.

    There a few Asian male villains, like Silver Samurai or Shinobi Shaw, and a few Asian female villains like Deathstrike…

    If he was portraying a Native American, then there’s Thunderbird I, Warpath, or Forge, but he seems young for Forge.

  • http://twitter.com/ThyHoopyFrood Joshua S. MacDougall

    When I saw the names Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart on twitter about this film, I thought it was a joke about how many people are in this film and that those were made up names.

  • TKS

    Except Mystique…

  • ACF

    Actually, Thunderbird III is the one from India; Thunderbird II is Warpath (sorry for the nitpicking).

  • ACF

    Idealistically, there’s lots of other characters I’d like to see, both from X-men: First Class and that haven’t appeared in the films, but realistically, I accept there’s probably more than enough characters already.

  • Anonymous

    Damnit…the last thing I wanted to return was Halle Berry’s placid-ass portrayal of Storm. I look forward to an indiscernible focus on her character as she bogs down every scene she’s in.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right. Thanks for the correction!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247677080 Shakil Ahmed

    i say Booboo stewart could play Sunfire with future x-men. that’s the only character good for him i think cuz his too young to play Forge or even Warpath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247677080 Shakil Ahmed

    i agree with you almost; i love to see Rachel Summers/Phoenix too but not young Cyclops, Marvel Girl maybe see them together and got married.. something like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247677080 Shakil Ahmed

    i agree, i love to see nightcrawler but i want to see nightcrawler in CGI verison just like hulk maybe alan cumming could give the voice but don’t want to see same way they did on X2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247677080 Shakil Ahmed

    To be honest, i was upset too. i was really hoping bryan singer will bring emma frost, bishop and x-23 as the movie is in the furture and there will sentinel but i don’t think he will do that. still i heard there a six character left to cast. so let’s wait and see what bryan got in his sleeves. just praying he get those character.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247677080 Shakil Ahmed

    i do hope Omar sy will play bishop… love to see bishop on big screen. and i do believe stewart might play sunfire. that’s the best cast for him.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    Or we could acknowledge in the year 2013 that comic book ethnicities don’t need to be set it stone, and that most older characters that are from specific ethnicities tend to have to deal with problematic portrayals and cultural appropriation, and that the POC actors could be playing characters that have been previously established as white, like Heimdall and Hogun.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t advocating that they needed to be. I was making a point about the dearth of depictions of Asian male superheroes in Marvel, let alone X-Men.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    Fair enough. I’m just reminded of the Dinklage news, and how fandom came out with the list of mutants with dwarfism he could be playing, and turns out he is playing none of them.

  • Sarah Henderson

    I can’t wait to find out who will fill the last six spots! To
    try to cope with my excitement to find out, I have been watching X-Men again
    with Blockbuster @Home from DISH. It helps that with my busy work schedule at
    DISH, I can quickly update my queue online. I also love the option of in store
    exchanges, with my habit of forgetting to send back something I watched. So
    much has happened in these films it helps to watch again, and it will also give
    me hints at who else will be returning for this huge film.

  • http://twitter.com/FullofWOAH not-so-small-mercies

    Agreed. They had an opportunity to replace her, and though Angela Basset might be a bit older than what they wanted, I had my fingers crossed for either her, Viola Davis or Danai Gurira.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.glass.148 Peter Glass

    James Marsden and Famke Jansen should come back as Cyclops and Jean Grey and Nightcrawler should be recast with a new actor.

  • Penny Sautereau-Fife

    Gambit. MUST include Gambit.

  • Nurilen Yakobistan

    Angel!!