director Bryan Singer
took to his Twitter account
to announce three additional original trilogy actors will be returning for Days of Future Past
The three latest additions to the cast as he revealed on Twitter yesterday are Anna Paquin
(Rogue), Shawn Ashmore
(Iceman) and Ellen Page
He’s jokingly thanking Brett Ratner because he took over the franchise for X-Men 3, allowing the mutants played by Paquin, Page and Ashmore live for perhaps this very reason.
Let me refresh your memory a bit; Singer helmed first two X-Men films, but left X-Men: The Last Stand in the hands of Ratner when he departed to direct Superman Returns.
It was revealed in November that both Ian McKellen
and Patrick Stewart
will be returning to X-Men: Days of Future Past
as Magneto and Professor X; Hugh Jackman
is already confirmed
to reprise his part as Wolverine; James McAvoy
and Michael Fassbender
are also coming back in same respective roles and expected to join them are Jennifer Lawrence
(Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult
(Beast). The only person isn’t coming back is January Jones (White Queen).
X-Men: Days of Future Past is eyeing an April start date and will arrive on July 18th, 2014.
Hopefully we hear more soon!