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Patrick Stewart Is Not In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST... Yet, But He'd Like To Be!!

Published at: Dec. 6, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

The Kidd here...

Bryan Singer may have gottten a bit overzealous with his tweeting last week when he announced that Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart had signed on to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X for the time-bending X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. As it stands right now, Patrick Stewart doesn't know anything about that... but, from the sounds of it, he'd sure like to.

In talking to Entertainment Weekly, Stewart relayed that he hasn't signed on any lines that are dotted: 

"Bryan let the cat out of the bag on Twitter, and it included announcing that Sir Ian and myself were going to be in this movie. We are, you know, under contractual oath with 20th Century Fox to say nothing about any prospective X-Men movie including the old team. I use 'old' advisedly."

"So it’s a kind of awkward position, because lovely Bryan Singer just blurted it all out there. For me the big thrill is knowing that Bryan Singer is attached to this movie, because not only is he a brilliant director, but also I adore him and hope that it might be true and that we do work together at some point in the future. But I’m not being coy. I know nothing about this project. And I’m hoping that might change in the future."

"I don’t know that we’re doing it. I have not signed a contract yet. I know there is a project in development, but we have no dates. No detailed casting. Thrilled to hear that my dear friend and colleague Ian McKellen is on board, but I’m sorry, you know, you need to understand, I’m not being cute. I know nothing."

All the ducks aren't in a row just yet, but it sounds like Stewart is game if approached properly, especially with McKellen and almost certainly Hugh Jackman (who's already talking deal with Fox on the matter) returning at the very least.

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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