X-Men: Days of Future Past is Getting Mighty Crowded with More Returning Mutants

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Ellen Page, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore in X-Men - The Last Stand (2006) Movie Image

I get that Bryan Singer wants to make a big splash with his return to the “X-Men” universe after passing on “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006, but damn, the cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” looks like it’s getting a tad crowded.

Uncanny X-Men Days of Future Past Comic CoverAs of now, we know for sure that the main cast of Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” will be returning for the sequel, “Days of Future Past”, including Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, along with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the younger versions of Professor X and Magneto, respectively. We also know that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will also return, playing the older versions of Professor X and Magneto, respectively. And of course, Hugh Jackman, who already showed up in “First Class” in a crowd-pleasing cameo, will also be back for the sequel as Wolverine.

Now you can add Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore to the list of returning mutants as well. Singer tweeted their official involvement with the sequel earlier today.

Of course, I think it was expected that Page might return, since she plays the pivotal role of Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat, the character who kicks off the time-traveling storyline of “Days of Future Past”. Paquin and Ashmore play mutant lovebirds Rogue and Iceman, respectively, and I guess their return is a bonus, albeit a somewhat unnecessary one given the already cluttered cast.

Getting all the original actors back to play their “X-Men” characters is a major coup, I suppose. It will also effectively connect the two “X-Men” franchises together, which I guess is something Fox really wants to do after seeing how much success Marvel has had linking their characters into one cohesive universe. It still remains to be seen how they link this franchise with Jackman’s “Wolverine”, something that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” did rather shabbily.

There is one noticeably missing name amongst all the returning cast, though. What, no Halle Berry, Bryan Singer?

Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men - The Last Stand (2006) Movie Image

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  • ErickKwon

    Where the #$% is Daniel “Lincoln Oodie” Cudmore? Colossus was so pimp in the 30 seconds he had in “X 2″

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yes and was massively wasted in X3, I mean really, no Colossus vs Juggernaut?!? Wtf was that?!

      • ErickKwon

        Speaking of which, Ellen Page’s return makes me think Singer isn’t ignoring cast from “X-3″, so it makes me wonder if there’ll be a few more casting bits re: Vinnie Jones, Kelsey Frasier, and Ben Foster not to mention Aaron Stanford. And I don’t know if it’s to Singer, Hugh Jackman, James Mangold or Mark Millar’s credit, but it looks like the Fox X-Men Universe retcon is running full steam ahead

      • ErickKwon

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      • Juggernaut

        One of many wasted opprotunities in X3 :(

    • Lexavi80

      I also want Colossus back.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        I want the real Colossus. Not one’s who’s power is CGI and throwing Wolverine. Cause you know that’s all he was good for in X3.

  • http://twitter.com/CxSumit Sumit Chourpagar

    Every one trying to get Big team up just for to make MONEY

  • Juggernaut

    With these additions three thins come to mind immediately that NEED to happen. Bobby using Ice slides, Rogue flying and super strength and Kitty/Colossus romance!
    As for Storm, in the comics and the 90′s cartoon her characer was very cool and made for some awesome storylines. However, her character in the films was extremely useless. I always thought that had they done a straight sequel to X3 Storm could have finally gotten the recognition she deserved. Having her serve as the newest headmaster of the school and subsequent defacto leader of the team. Oh well.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      But weren’t Iceman and Kitty starting something at the end of last film a bit? And how would ROgue get those powers? I agree about Storm 100% though. I never liked Halle Berry in the role anyway. It was a good opportunity and they did nothing with her. Angela Basett was always my pic for Storm back in the day. I would say use her as an older Storm now.

      • Juggernaut

        I always took it as if Bobby and Rogue rekindled their relathionship after she returned at the end of th movie. Bobby laid all of that ground work he deserves to tap that! Besides, it will have to be some time between the third one and when they pick up. Having Kitty and Colossus together and Rogue with new powers could work with no explaination. Although, I would rather see her drain Ms. Marvel. However, as we know, Marvel has the rights to that character so we’ll never see that in an X film. I’m interested to see how they plan on using all of these actors and characters. Will they be glorified cameos or have real funtionality in the script? Will they be in aging make-up or just in the “present day” parts?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Good questions. I dont even really remember much of the end of the film other than Logan, Beast and iceman being teachers and the after credits scene.

  • X_p

    if you read the original book idk why you would complain about so many characters.