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Omar Sy has joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The French actor, best known for starring in The Intouchables, will play an as-yet-unspecified role.

"Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast," director Bryan Singer tweeted.

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult return for the follow-up to 2011's X-Men: First Class.

Stars from the original X-Men trilogy including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore are also on board to reprise their roles.

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage will play one of the film's villains.

The movie, scheduled for release on July 18 next year, shows the original series stars as older versions of their characters in a dystopian future. »


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