More Original Trilogy X-MEN Stars Sought to Reprise Their Roles in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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The upcoming sequel to last year’s excellent X-Men: First Class is shaping up to be one hell of a superhero movie.  X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer recently signed on to replace Matthew Vaughn in the director’s chair for X-Men: Days of Future Past after Vaughn abruptly opted to step back to producer role, and we recently learned that a few actors from Singer’s X-Men films will be reprising their roles in the sequel.  Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are poised to return as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, and late last week Hugh Jackman entered talks to reprise his role as Wolverine.

It’s not exactly a surprise, then, as word now comes that Singer plans to bring back even more original trilogy castmembers for Days of Future Past.  Hit the jump for more, including how all these characters will fit into the story. 

x-men-days-of-future-pastWhen it was first revealed that the First Class sequel would be based on the comics arc “Days of Future Past,” fans had an inkling that we might be seeing some familiar faces.  The complex comics storyline involves time travel, alternate timelines, and a dystopian future, and it appears that that’s just what we’ll see in the Singer-helmed sequel.

THR reports that the story “will straddle the 1960s setting established in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and the future of the original trilogy, where mutants are a hunted minority.”  As such, the report notes that new deals are being struck with original trilogy stars to return.  Halle Berry and James Marsden are mentioned as examples, but the report doesn’t give single out which actors Singer specifically wants to return.  Apparently there’s a large amount of willingness to come back on the actors’ parts as they’re very fond of Singer.  Moreover, they’re only needed for scenes depicting the alternate dystopic future so it wouldn’t be a major time commitment.

First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult are already confirmed to be returning, and I’ll be interested to see how Singer balances the 1960s storyline with the future-set scenes.  The ambitious plot is definitely exciting, but it provides quite the challenge for Singer to pull off.  I’m sure we’ll hear more casting additions soon as we move closer to the film’s April production start-date.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on July 18, 2014.

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  • Jose

    This movie could not get more exciting.

  • Griz

    So they are Star Trekking it . . . . . cool.

  • Grayden

    I think Singer just loves his movies so much that he wants to get his shot at making his “trilogy” that he gave up after X-Men United.

    • Arguile

      Are you saying that there is something wrong with that? And should a director not love his own movies?

      • Grayden

        No and no. While I certainly don’t believe Singer had any input into the story, as he came on board rather “late”, just so he could bring HIS original cast back, something just feels off. It could be entirely dependent on the story, needing the original cast that is, but Singer walking away after X2 really pissed me off, and I just get the feeling he wants to finish what HE started after all these years.

      • stove

        are you saying there is something wrong with that if there is something wrong with ‘that?’ And should a director be forced to like his own movies?

      • IllusionOfLife

        @Grayden Singer didn’t just walk away after X2. Fox was being not particularly cooperative with him on X3 and while things were gridlocked in that department Warner came in and offered Singer the chance to make an entry in the Superman film series (which Singer has always been enthusiastic about) so he took the job. Fox wasn’t willing to wait for him so they released him from the contract and brought on someone else.

  • Bob

    All we need is some Sentinels and i will be completely sold, hell I’m already definitely seeing this at midnight.

  • Fellraiser

    Grayden, I completely agree. I bet he won’t have Halle Berry back.

  • Grayden

    No and no. While I certainly don\’t believe Singer had any input into the story, as he came on board rather \"late\", just so he could bring HIS original cast back, something just feels off. It could be entirely dependent on the story, needing the original cast that is, but Singer walking away after X2 really pissed me off, and I just get the feeling he wants to finish what HE started after all these years.

  • CanadaStar

    A proper Phoenix Saga and I’d be happy.

    • LAMBEO

      yes please

  • Stinky

    Looks like this sequel is going to have balls. Good for Singer.

    The Dark Knight and The Avengers raised the bar.

    X-Men could have an all-star flick in their own right. Seems like we’re going to get it.

    Would love to see Marsden come back as Cyclops. Ignore X-Men 3. The rest of us are.

  • chocie

    Rebecca is still the hottest of the two in human form hands down. Just wanted to thrown that in the mix.

  • roland

    Wasn’t there meant to be some actual news somewhere in this story?

  • Hunter

    This.sounds.awesome.

  • Remmy

    I want Charlize Theron to be an older Emma Frost. why i choose Charlize Theron for Emma Frost for in newer cast in X men Days of Future Past 2014 ?
    First I judge January Jones who played as Emma Frost in X men First Class her acting bad, she didn’t have charisma, she wasn’t like Emma Frost, her body is too short. so my choice for Emma Frost in X men Days of Future Past 2014 is Charlize Theron.

    Where is Famke Janssen ?? there was a news when MTV interview her to tell about there is an X men Days of Future Past Movie 2014, then she got an offering to return her role as the Dark Phoenix and Famke Janssen said ” One Never Know” and it stay tuned !
    she must return again with bigger role as White Phoenix of the Crown in future timeline, she should wear a white one, in future her personal character story is White Hot Room, M’Kraan, and Here Comes Tomorrow ! and totally all her powers is being greater and she is a very evil more than she was an evil in X men 3 !

    the best for villains are Apocalypse Mr Sinister Holocaust Exodus

    I totally agree Halle Berry as Storm and James Marsden as Cyclops, they both are coming back in X men Days of future Past 2014 !

    I like Ian Somerhalder can be an older Havok in future !
    Scarlet Witch, Mystique, Gambit, Rogue, Lady Deathstrike, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Pyro, Blob, Avalanche, Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Toad, Beast, Iceman, Colossus, Banshee, kitty pryde, bishop, cable, and Angel they all must be on X men Days of Future Past 2014 Movie cast list

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