Director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) has confirmed that the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will feature cast members from the original X-Men films, namely Sir Ian McKellen (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), who are set to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X.
Singer took to his Twitter account to reveal the news, stating that he was thrilled to announce the two veteran actors will be joining the upcoming sequel. He went on to say that Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy) will be back as Beast alongside Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) as Mystique. Michael Fassbender (Shame) and James McAvoy (Wanted) are also returning to play the younger versions of Magneto and Professor X.
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