Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Visit the Past

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Specifically X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will have the pair reprising their respective roles of Professor X and Magneto. Deadline is reporting:

Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two superb installments that launched the franchise at Fox and whom Deadline was first to reveal will helm X-Men: Days of Future Past, has just Tweeted the following news:

“I’d like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult to X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Also thrilled to announce Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Patrick Stewart.”

The previously announced return of Singer as director coupled with the timey-wimey nature of the film’s storyline — an adaptation of Chris Claremont’s beloved Days of Future Past arc from 1981 — means that Stewart and McKellen’s involvement with this new project isn’t exactly a shock. While this development will likely further confuse the already convoluted continuity of the X-Men film series, it does gives the pair the chance to redeem themselves following X-Men: The Last Stand. So consider me officially excited about this news. But what about you guys? Would you rather have had just one Professor X and Magneto in the flick? Make like Banshee and sound off about this below.