Director Bryan Singer (X-Men) recently tweeted an image of the cast from X-Men: Days of Future Past that included some surprising additions. Reprising his role as Piotr Rasputin, aka Colossus from X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand will be Daniel Cudmore. Fan Bingbing (Shaolin) and Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga) have also joined the cast of the sequel to X-Men: First Class, which already sports an impressive list of actors. Featuring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy and Peter Dinklage, the film opens July 18, 2014. Hit the jump for more on the latest casting additions.
Here’s the image and Tweet from Singer:
We know that Cudmore will return as Colossus and it’s being reported that Fan will play the mutant Blink, but it’s unclear at this point just who Stewart will play. Blink, who appeared in the comics in the mid-90s, had the power of teleportation and the unfortunate destiny of being killed off soon after her introduction. She was reimagined in a parallel comic storyline, however, and gained more of a following there. Expect Blink to be a visually-stunning character similar to Mystique and Beast as the character features lilac skin, dark pink hair, pointed ears and pupil-less eyes. There was some confusion as to whether or not Alan Cumming would be reprising his X2 role of Nightcrawler, but it seems as if Blink will be the only resident teleporter this time around. There’s still no official word on who Stewart will play, but feel free to speculate in the comments!
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