Co-written, producer, and directed by Bryan Singer, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is intended to be the seventh installment in the X-Men film series. Based on the 1981 popular comics storyline, “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, it’s the third X-Men film to be directed by Bryan Singer after X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003).
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” stars some of the respective casts from “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: First Class” such as Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, and Ellen Page. In addition to the existing cast, they’ve also added James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. Hugh Jackman, who appeared in the original trilogy and made a cameo appearance in the prequel, as well as having starred in his own spin-off movies, will reprise his role as “Wolverine”.
Over the weekend, Bryan Singer announced that they’ve also recently added French actor Omar Sy to the star-studded cast. Omar previously won praises for his starring role in the film, “The Intouchables”, a comedy about a quadriplegic aristocrat and his home-help from the melting-pot suburbs of Paris.
Bryan took it to Twitter to make the official announcement:
Although Omar’s role in the upcoming film hasn’t been specified, wow. All-star cast? Soon-to-be yet another amazing piece of work by Bryan Singer, who recently worked on “Jack the Giant Slayer”? Above all, a new “X-Men” movie? We have to say that we can’t wait for July 2014 when it’s released!