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Now that he’s done being Gandalf for what promises to be last time, Ian McKellen has agreed to reprise another one of his most famous roles: X-Men‘s Magneto for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Magneto, of course, was played by Michael Fassbender in X-Men: First Class (and will be again for this sequel), though given that the story is set between multiple time-frames, there’s room for both versions of the character.

Here’s what McKellen had to say about taking on the role again and working with Patrick Stewart (also set to return as an older, balder Charles Xavier):

“What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing Waiting For Godot throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we’ve stayed in touch. We can’t believe it [laughs]. I thought these were [Michael] Fassbender and [James] McAvoy’s parts, »

- T.J. Barnard

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