Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Officially Join the Sequel to X-Men: First Class
There’s only one thing that can make me feel bad about Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart sharing a screen again, and that is that X-Men III is officially still canon.
From the mouth of Bryan Singer himself:
Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @sirpatstew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come…
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) November 27, 2012
Yes, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy will likely also be in the movies, due to the time travely nature of the original X-Men comics plot that goes by the same name as the sequel film: Days of Future Past. In it, two timelines are spawned by the crux of a single battle: one in which the main characters of the X-Men series existed, and another where enormous robotic Sentinels roamed America seeking to destroy mutants or throw them into internment camps.
Perhaps future Professor and past Professor will have some common ground in one of their mutual acquaintances. Maybe they’ll explain why the Professor acts like he’s never seen him or Mystique, his adopted sister, before in the first X-Men movie. Because, seriously, X-Men franchise, you need to work this out.
(via MTV Splash Page.)
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