Young and Old Professor X Will Not Meet in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

James McAvoy says he does not have any scenes with Patrick Stewart in director Bryan Singer’s upcoming supehero sequel.

James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart will not share scenes in X-Men: Days of Future Past
James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart will not share scenes in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ever since we reported in November that original X-Men stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are returning as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, fans have been wondering if they will actually encounter the younger versions of their characters, played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

According to James McAvoy, the younger and older Xavier's will never meet.

"It'll be cool, but I don't think we get any scenes together, sadly. I don't think there's any future self talking to past self."

While we definitely know there is a time travel element in X-Men: Days of Future Past, it isn't ultimately clear how the older Xavier and Magneto figure into the story.

Bryan Singer is directing from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, based on Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book arc that centers on an alternate future where mutants are hunted down by Sentinels.

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.

Sources: Empire

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  1. skywise

    @shuabert Your right. I have been trying to figure out how they would do that with the timeline they set up in the movies so far pertaining to Kitty Pryde. It makes sense that they would have her actually travel in time to the first class era.

    That would cut out Rachel Summers part in the story which was quite significant. Trying to tell Rachel's story would absolutly be too much for the film...seeing as how character packed it is already.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    wtf that would be awesome screw this *****

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @ROFLitschristian its funny how the sources they come from are "ACTORS" is pathetic. Its the worst cover i have ever experienced.

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. the Narrator

    Damn shame. I was looking forward to a McKellen and Fassbender encounter the most, seeing as how this wasn't to be a direct adaption of the source material.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Josh

    @skywise I don't think it will follow that exactly, though, because Kitty wasn't born yet in the timeline they're going back to (First Class era). Either she -- if indeed it is Kitty who is the focus of the time travel element -- will be sending her consciousness back into someone else's body, or she will physically travel back in time.

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  6. skywise

    If they follow the comic then there are no crossing timelines except for the psyche of Kate Pryde (as she is called in the future). So it makes sense that none of the older characters come in contact with their younger selves.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson Directors should stop doing that. It'll be Talia Al Ghul "not" being in TDKR all over again.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

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  9. Zak Lee Ferguson

    I think there will be @ROFLitschristian ...trying to get us of their scent i think

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    That sucks. I was really hoping we'd get some Stewart/McAvoy and McKellen/Fassbender dialogue.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Unfortunately, but I have an idea on how they will tackle it

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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