Director Bryan Singer tweeted this week that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be reprising their respective roles as Magneto and Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and they’ll be joined by X-Men: First Class stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and James McAvoy as Professor X.
Days of Future Past is also the title of an X-Men comic book storyline from 1981, which alternated between a dystopian future in which mutants are living in internment camps, and the present day mutants working to prevent that future from happening.
Singer also officially announced that X-Men: First Class‘s Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are also returing as Mystique and Beast, respectively. Does this mean Rebecca Romijn and Kelsey Grammer will be playing their 21st century counterparts? All Singer would say in his final tweet: “More to come…”