Everything Old Is New Again: Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Join New X-MEN

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Everything Old Is New Again: Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Join New X-MEN
Magneto and Charles Xavier, meet Magneto and Charles Xavier. Casting on the upcoming Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days Of Future Past took an intriguing turn yesterday when Singer tweeted a welcome to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the cast of the film. That duo, of course, played Charles Xavier and Magneto in the first run of Singer directed and produced X-films before James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender took on the characters for the set-in-the-60s X-Men: First Class.

With the new picture based on the multiple timeline Days Of Future Past story Singer is bringing all four actors into the fold - a much better move than aging up McAvoy and Fassbender - which immediately begins speculation on which other actors from the earlier films may be turning up as well.
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paratizeNovember 28, 2012 8:40 AM

Don't understand why they are using Singer again. I thought they tried to re-boot the series with First Class? Now they're going back to the guy who screwed up the franchise in the first place? Doesn't make sense.

Todd BrownNovember 28, 2012 10:22 AM

It's largely a practical reason. They're on a super tight timeline and he was already on as a producer when Mathew Vaughn left the film. Rather than shut it down to do a lengthy director search, Singer stepped in.

paratizeNovember 28, 2012 10:26 AM

It's reboot? But didn't they screw up First Class? That movie was terrible, they should reboot it again

danNovember 28, 2012 10:26 AM

For the record, Singer only directed the first two. X1 was okay, but X2 was great. Bret Ratner (of rush hour "fame") directed X3, which sucked, and was highly disjointed imo.

SnailNovember 28, 2012 10:39 AM

Because Singer's track record with the franchise speaks for itself? X-men 1 & 2 were box office hits, and for the record he had nothing to do with X-Men 3. Not to mention he had already made his return to the franchise as a producer for 'First Class'. Furthermore, the flick was marketed as a prequel to the X-Men trilogy during its theatrical run.

Not sure what the confusion is. Makes perfect sense to me...

cuttermaranNovember 28, 2012 11:34 AM

Please reboot Hollywood.