Here's what the actor had to say, revealing that he is glad to stay home because of the exhaustive makeup process required for Azazel, and because he is now the father of twins.
Back in January, Hugh Jackman revealed that "every other actor who's ever put a superhero uniform on" in previous X-Men movies is coming back for this new mutant adventure. Barring a last minute casting change, it looks like Azazel is sitting this one out.
Bryan Singer is directing from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, which is based on a 1980s Marvel comic book arc by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The story takes place in an alternate future where mutants are hunted down viciously by Sentinels, after the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants murders an important Senaator.
X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.