There have been a number of rumours recently about which cast members will be returning for the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now it has been confirmed that Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy will all be returning, while Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan will be joining the cast.
Director Bryan Singer took to his official Twitter account to tell his follows of the returning cast members, “I'd like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, & Nicholas Hoult to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast” he wrote.
Bryan then confirmed to his Twitter followers that X-Men favourites Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan would be joining the cast, “Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come...” he added.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is written by Matthew Vaughn, who was set to direct the project before leaving to helm The Secret Service. X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to begin production in the new year with the intended release date of July 18, 2014 in both the US and the UK.