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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart on board for next X-Men flick

Relaxnews, AFP   November 29, 2012
First Published: 19:13 IST(29/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:20 IST(29/11/2012)

The original actors that portrayed Magneto and Professeur Xavier are back on board for the next film in the popular X-Men saga, X-Men: Days of Future Past, revealed its director Bryan Singer.

Bryan Singer turned to his Twitter account to break the news. In the plot for X-Men: Days of Future Past, one of the X-Men returns to the past in order to prevent a ghastly future for mutants.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTEditImages/Images/X-Men-4.gifIan McKellen and Patrick Stewart will roam the set alongside Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, who already played younger versions of Magneto and Professeur Xavier in X-Men: First Class.

That film, released in 2011, was set in the 1960s and featured Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Rebecca Romijn (Mystique as an adult).

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Bryan Singer also announced the comebacks of Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, who respectively portrayed The Beast and the younger version of Mystique in First Class. Production of X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for next year, with Fox Studios looking at a launch in July 2014.

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