The Kidd here...
I've been telling you that this was coming for quite some time now, with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST operating as the next step in the FIRST CLASS branch of the X-Men Movie Universe, while also opening the door for X-MEN 4 and the relaunch of the present day mutants we came to know over Bryan Singer's first two films in the franchise and then that debacle of a third that Brett Ratner got saddled with (I know it's easy to blame the guy, but that picture was all set to be a mess before he ever signed on). Now it looks official that the X-MEN worlds will be collided with Singer taking to Twitter to confirm that not only would the key principles from FIRST CLASS be returning - James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult - but our first iterations of Professor X and Magneto, Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, would also be joining the cast this time around.
The DAYS OF FUTURE PAST comic arc deals with Kitty Pryde transfering her mind into a younger version of herself in the past, in order to key her and her fellow mutants in on a key moment in hysteria that will lead to anti-mutant feelings to reach new heights, where mutants are jailed in internment camps. That would act as a perfect way to bridge the two casts - does Ellen Page return to reprise her role as Kitty Pryde from THE LAST STAND? - while setting off a chain of events that could easily send the X-MEN timeline of the earlier three movies onto a new path, one in which THE LAST STAND happened but didn't really (kind of like Abrams' approach to STAR TREK).
I'll be interested to see what other dominos might not fall as far as the old X-MEN cast coming aboard DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, because Singer may be putting the band back together quite extensively to really expand the X-Men's presence on the big screen. We already saw Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romjin last time out... who's next?
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