For a while now people have been wondering if X-Men: Days Of Future Past would feature both the First Class mutants and some from the original X-Men trilogy, due to the fast the comic book story arc it’s based on features time travel.
Now we know that it will indeed, as Bryan Singer, who recently picked up the directing reins when Matthew Vaughn stepped down, has revealed on his Twitter account that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are returning as the older version 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.
Here’s what he had to say: ‘I’d like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, & Nicholas Hoult to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast’
Adding, ‘Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @sirpatstew are joining the cast of #XMEN#DaysOfFuturePast#magneto#professorX More to come…’
As for how the older Professor X and Magneto exist alongside the younger versions played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, he simply says, ‘The movie is called X-Men: Days of Future Past, use your imagination. More to come.’
It’s believed the plot involved the First Class X-Men getting involved in time travel in order to stop a terrifying future from happening.