Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Back For 'X-Men' Sequel

Patrick Stewart

Professor Xavier and Magneto are about to face some new competition: themselves!

Director Bryan Singer announced casting details for his upcoming movie, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," on Twitter today. Among those details: "First Class" players James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult are all returning for the sequel.

Also coming back? Original "X-Men" actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen!

Even for those of us who worried about Singer going too far back into the well for the next "X-Men" movie, I don't think it's possible to not get excited over seeing these two master actors return to their iconic superhero movie roles. Exactly how they'll factor into the film, however, remains to be seen.

"The movie is called 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' use your imagination," was the only hint Singer would give Deadline.

Now, let's just see how long before they announce Hugh Jackman's return...

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