A few months back it seemed like every time you blinked the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past expanded. Both versions of Professor X and Magneto are a no-brainer, as are some characters from First Class (Beast, Havok, Mystique) and the original trilogy (Storm, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Iceman). Then they kept coming. Colossus, Blink, and Warpath. Bishop. Sunspot. Quicksilver. It left a lot of people, particularly those still burned by the dread specter of Spider-Man 3, wondering whether director Bryan Singer might be trying to pack too many characters in.
He was, as it happens. But he’s realized that. So one of the mutants from the original trilogy is packin’ it in.