Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will officially be reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past! The director announced the news on his Twitter account...
That's so freakin' cool! The fact that the film has a time travel plot made me hope that we would see some of the other actors from the original X-Men films reprise their roles. The fact that McKellen and Stewart will be back is huge news for fans! This is exciting stuff! It will be interesting to see who else they end up casting from the original movies!
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men's failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.
Fox hopes to release Days of Future Past on July 18th, 2014.