We already knew a lot of the old mutants were coming back for X-Men: Days Of Future Past – such as Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen – and a few days ago Hugh promised we’d see more familiar faces too.
Now we know at least some of them, as director Bryan Singer has been tweeting, ‘Very excited to welcome #annapaquin, @ellenpage & @shawnrashmore to #XMen#DaysofFuturePast – thank you @brettratner for letting them live!’
Anna Paquin starred in the first three films as Rogue, while Shawn Ashmore was Iceman. Ellen Page meanwhile was Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand, taking over from Sumela Kay who played that part in the first film, and Katie Stuart who was Kitty in X2: X-Men United!
Although it’s not known how close the film will stick to the comic book version of the Days Of Future Past storyline, Kitty Pryde has an important role to play on the page, and it’s being speculated it’ll be the same in the film. And of course all these old faces will star alongside the First Class mutants in a time travel plot.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past should start shooting soon with a release date of July 18th 2014 already set.