Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan Return for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The ‘X-Men’ stars will return as Professor X and Magneto in director Bryan Singer’s sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class’.

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past
Last month, we reported that Bryan Singer has signed on to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, after Matthew Vaughn dropped out. Today, the filmmaker dropped a bombshell on his Twitter account, confirming that X-Men stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are returning as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also confirmed that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult are returning.

Naturally, this revelation poses many questions, such as how will the older Professor X and Magneto exist alongside the younger versions played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender? Here's what Bryan Singer said, when asked that very question.

"The movie is called X-Men: Days of Future Past, use your imagination. More to come."

We reported earlier this month that production will begin on X-Men: Days of Future Past in April 2013.

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.

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  1. Bane5000

    I myself am hoping to see a bit of Magneto Vs Magneto, imagine how awesome that scene would be :D

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  2. Roberto Mata

    @bane5000 Fantastic, this movie is going to be the best in the Franchise!!! that's for sure

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  3. Bane5000

    @Roberto-Mata...U may be in luck, see my previous comment

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  4. Bane5000

    It was just mentioned by the Hollywood Reporter that Jackman is in negotiations to be in the film as Wolverine as well :]

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  5. WongFu

    this news made my day

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. skywise

    This is fantastic news! Super stoked for this.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Metalsfury

    ERROR- I mean ''They''!

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  8. Metalsfury

    CHEST PIECES RESUME PLAY like in the past. So great they are back on board. Imagine if would not return, who would we get? Humm.. Can't imagine!

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  9. Josh

    Wow. This is pretty exciting. I like that Singer now has the power to bring First Class in line with his films. I wonder if he'll try to address continuity errors at all by pulling a Star Trek-like switch that creates a new alternate future so that First Class and the Singer films are actually two separate universes. I wonder also if Singer will ignore The Last Stand like Superman Returns ignored Superman 3 and 4. There was so much done in X3 that would be easier to just pretend never happend than to try to undo or explain around.

    Pretty excited to see how this shapes up.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    The real question is, has Patrick seen First Class yet?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. ChristinaM15


    2 years agoby @christina-montanaFlag

  12. Replicant

    Very sweet

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  13. JMP

    Alright my two favorite actors back in x-men

    2 years agoby @jmpFlag

  14. Roberto Mata

    Great News! Bring Hugh Jacman and Anna Paquin back too!!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  15. CBF

    @dan1 Yes, thank you.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  16. Dan

    @comicbookfan must be freaking out right now. Singer on board, McKellan/Stewart. It even has the word 'Past' in it's subtitle. What more could he ask for :P

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Rodney Roover


    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  18. the Narrator

    Those two made those roles, so I'm pumped. Still, curious to see how this all plays out.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. ROFLitschristian


    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  20. Cripple


    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

  21. The Real Goku

    Hopefully he merges the xmen movies and continues this. Scrap xmen 4!!

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  22. phatalphd

    love this news! X-men with time travel? No way we aren't seeing Cable And Bishop!!

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  23. Dfella504

    HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUKN BRIAN SINGER ROCKS!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  24. Reno Rozay

    now we need hugh jackman and halle berry anna paquin

    2 years agoby @Reno-RozayFlag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Well, that sure helps continuity...for what it's worth

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    Interesting... I will be there!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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