Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore Returning For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Kitty Pryde

The list of familiar faces returning to the "X-Men" universe keeps growing and growing. The latest names to be added to the cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" are sure to make fans of the original trilogy smile: Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore.

Director Bryan Singer confirmed the news on Twitter, as he's done with all major casting announcements surrounding "Days of Future Past" thus far. In his tweet, he thanked "X-Men: The Last Stand" director Brett Ratner for "letting them live," perhaps indicating that the deceased Cyclops and Jean Grey won't be returning for "Days of Future Past" as has been rumored.

Rogue and Iceman are welcome additions to "Future Past," but it's Kitty Pryde who plays the most important role of the trio in the comic book story arc that "Days of Future Past" gets its name from. Many had wondered whether or not she would have an active role in the upcoming film; looks like she will!

In related news, "X-Men: First Class" actress Rose Byrne does not appear likely to return to the series as Moira MacTaggart. "I don't know, I haven't heard what's happening," she told HeyUGuys recently. "I'm waiting to hear."

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