Back in September, Patrick Stewart hinted that he would return to his role as Professor X. Now it’s been officially announced that both he and Ian McKellen will be back once more to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
This was confirmed by the movie’s director, Bryan Singer, on Twitter, where he posted the following:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) November 27, 2012
Aside from Patrick and Ian, familiar faces from previous movies in the franchise are also set to return, including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.