In two tweets today, Bryan Singer has confirmed not one, but six different returning cast members. Singer tweeted, “I'd like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, & Nicholas Hoult to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast”
Singer then followed it up by tweeting, “Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come...”
While it’s long been rumored that cast members from both X-Men: First Class and the original X-Men trilogy would be returning for X-Men Days Of Future Past, this marks the first confirmation from an official source. X-Men Days Of Future Past is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 18, 2014.