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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has become like a high school reunion for past graduates from Dr. Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
Director Bryan Singer has reunited most of the cast from the original two "X-Men" films that he directed with actors from Brett Ratner's "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" for the new film. That means Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are sharing the same IMDb page as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. (The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" storyline deals with time travel and alternate dimensions, which accounts for the presence of old and young "X-Men" characters.)
Singer has frequently used Twitter during the "X-Men" production process to break news about the film (sometimes, ahem, false news), and the director took to social media once again on Friday to unveil a first look at Ellen Page's "X-Men" return. »
- Christopher Rosen
No actress has ever played Kitty "Shadowcat" Pryde in a live-action X-Men movie more than once. In the two X-Men movies she was played Sumela Kay and Katie Stuart (who had about twenty seconds of screen time each); and in X-Men: The Last Stand it was Ellen Page, who finally gave the character a chance to be more than background. Now that director Bryan Singer is bringing back the trilogy cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past, however, he has broken that streak - as seen in the above set photo. This image is just the latest that the filmmaker has posted on his Twitter feed -arriving with the message "Hello, Kitty @EllenPage #XMen #DaysofFuturePast" - and this is actually a two-for-one considering you can see Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) standing with Page. The details on the Shadowcat costume are fairly minimal, though it does look like she's wearing some kind »
Press releases? Bryan Singer don’t need no stinking press releases. Having already tipped off the world to the fact that Hugh Jackman will be bringing his claws back to the main X-Men fold for Days Of Future Past, the director has now tweeted that Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page will all be on duty for the First Class sequel.Paquin played Rogue through the first three X-Men movies, helping to lead the audience into the world of the mutants in the first and flourishing into a full member of the team by The Last Stand.Ashmore was also present from the off, playing Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, whose frost-creating character fell hard for Rogue. Their relationship continued even though her power/life-draining abilities meant physical contact was problematic at best.Page was a late arrival compared to those two, taking over the role of Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat »
Maybe it’s the fault of The Avengers, but another Marvel Comics movie franchise seems to be trying to throw together as many heroes together as possible. We’ve been hearing for a while now that X-Men: Days of Future Past will connect the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 prequel, X-Men: First Class, and in doing so director Bryan Singer is uniting all the old and new (or is that new and old?) characters for a massive mutant ensemble. The three latest additions to the cast, as announced by Singer via Twitter, are Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat). The last time we saw these three was seven years ago, in X-Men: The Last Stand (not to be confused with the new Schwarzenegger vehicle), the third installment, which also saw Brett Ratner take the helm from Singer, who’d done the first two. In his tweet, Singer »
- Christopher Campbell
Man, Hugh Jackman wasn't kidding when he said that nearly every single actor who has ever suited up for an X-Men movie will be returning in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer is pulling out the stops when it comes to Mutant wrangling. The director has revealed that Anna Paquin, who starred in the first three films as Rogue, will be returning. But that's not the only good news!
Ellen Page is returning as Kitty Pryde! The character plays one of the most important roles in the comic book run upon which X-Men: Days of Future Past is based, and she will likely play just as important a role in the film version. This casting news hints that the project is on the right track.
5 items from 2013
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