In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan discussed a few things regarding Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. One thing was the experience of working with their younger selves in the movie, and if they all actually worked together to have their performances synced up
When it was brought up, McKellan joked, "Nope. It's up to them to sync with us. Then Stewart added, "We came first." When McKellen was asked if he meets up with Michael Fassbender's Magneto in the film he says, "No, I don't, I just stay by myself and I never meet my younger self."
Since we've all seen the trailer, we know that Stewart will meet up with James McAvoy's younger Xavier, and this is what Stwart had to say about it,
"There was a certain happy charm about it, in that, when we shot that scene, it was James' first day of work and it was my last day. So I was saying goodbye to X-Men and he was saying hello. James has seen everything I have done, I've seen everything he has done. He is illustrating a time in Charles Xavier's life which was very different from the time that I've been inhabiting in the previous three movies, and we just let that play out. I think we've both been looking forward to doing that scene immensely."
McKellen then goes on to explain why he and Fassbender have never discussed playing the same character in the same way,
"No, No, I think he made it clear that he wanted to be his own Magneto and that suits the nature of the story and his part in it. And, Bryan Singer clearly doesn't mind that we're, Fassbender and I, don't look much like each other, although they have put out a poster where our faces are blended and you do a double take and think, ooh, my goodness, I didn't know I was that good looking and then realize the bit that's good looking is not me but Fassbender."
When the subject of X-Men: Apocalypse came up, neither of them seemed to know what was happening with it, or if they will return. Stewart went on to say,
"Well I don't know if Ian knows anything about this, but I know nothing about it. Another X-Men movie has been announced and I said yes, yes, yes, it opens in May and they say no, no, no. Not that one, the one after."
Stewart then asked McKellan, "Has anybody called you, are you keeping something from me?" To which McKellen replied, "No, no. No, I know nothing about it, which probably means we're not in it." Stewart then added, "And then they'll find they need us after all, if we're lucky."
X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like it will be the best X-Men movie to date, and I can't wait! It hits theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
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