Since we’re dealing with such a crazy wonderful story line such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, fans should be expecting their favorite actors from the whole franchise to reprise their roles. That amount of magnificence in some ways is too much to fathom, right? Well prepare to have your mind blown because Bryan Singer and company pretty much hired most of the main players for the upcoming sequel.
This morning director Bryan Singer tweeted that not only will Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence be taking on their roles from the series, but so will Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Let’s pause for a moment and think about this. We have a couple of incredible veteran actors sharing the big screen again (McKellen, Stewart) and will be joined by the younger, equally talented generation on one of the best X-Men story lines the comic has ever published. And to have the director of the first two movies on board to direct this? Excuse me for a minute, I have to sit down and fan myself. This is too much perfect to be put together in one comic book adapted movie.
At the same time, since we’re dealing with actors who played characters in particular X-Men movies, there’s still a huge hurdle that they have to get over. We all know that there’s a huge question of continuity and how they’ll deal with that. After all, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class threw continuity out the window with their films. It is possible to tie everything together in a neat, sensible bow but as a result they may have to ignore the little things, like the fact that Emma Frost was a child in the late seventies in X-Men Origins: Wolverine where in X-Men: First Class she’s already a full grown adult, which apparently takes place a few years prior to the events in Wolverine. All right, basically what we’re trying to say is that we trust Bryan Singer and company to handle the continuity.
Another question we have is who they’ll cast as Kitty Pryde. She’s a vital part of the story, and her future self brings it all into motion when she time travels to the past in order to warn the past X-Men about the Brotherhood’s plans to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly. Due to the Brotherhood’s actions, the future of mutant kind is similar to the Holocaust where they’re all placed in interment camps. They’d need two strong actresses to play the past and future Kitty Pryde. We hope they cast wisely, because Kitty Pryde is such a fan favorite character.
Are you excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past?