With an April shoot planned in Montreal for X-Men: Days of Future Past the cast list is filling up. Of the original trilogy cast members Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen are confirmed to return, and they’ve just been joined by Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, and Shawn Ashmore.
Here’s the tweet from director Bryan Singer:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 26, 2013
We last saw Iceman, Rogue, and Shadowcat in X-Men: The Last Stand. Rogue took the cure so she could get friendlier with Bobby (even though he had a thing going on with Kitty during the film). I thought having Rogue cure herself for a boy was the wrong message to send out, but it was just one of the many problems with X3. In X-Men: Days of Future Past we’ll hopefully see that the cure has worn off, and Rogue is a bit more kick-ass like in the comics.
The Days of Future Past comic storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight the 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.
James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult are all set to reprise their roles, and filming will begin in April for a July 2014 release. The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold, will hit screens July 2013.