Pin It Share on Tumblr


Ian McKellen Talks ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On December - 2 - 2012 0 Comment

Now that actor Ian McKellan has officially been announced as part of the cast for Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, the 73 year old is sharing the details behind his return to the role of the older Magneto. “What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing ‘Waiting for Godot’ throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we’ve stayed in touch. We can’t believe it [laughs],” McKellan told Huffington Post after being asked to reprise his role. “I thought these were [Michael] Fassbender and [James] McAvoy’s parts, but – no, no – we’re back,” he added. “We’ll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven’t read the script, so I don’t know how much we’ve got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it – with all the success he’s had in the meantime – it’s wonderful. Wonderful.”

While the veteran performer did make a few jokes about schooling the young McAvoy and Fassbender, he had nothing but good things to say about Fassbender’s portrayal of the younger version of Magneto. “No. No. I thought he was better than me. But, we weren’t quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me. And the scope of Magneto, one day a Jewish actor will play it. Clearly, he’s Jewish. We first meet him in at Auschwitz and there’s scope for all sorts of people to pay Magneto. But, I was just the lucky guy who got to play him first.”

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is scheduled to hit theaters on July 18th 2014. In the meantime McKellan will show up in ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ as Gandalf.

Ian McKellen

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, NEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook


Latest Movie Reviews


Loving Movie Review

LOVING Focus Features Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Jeff Nichols Written by: Jeff Nichols Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth ...

bitter's kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

bitter's kiss My God Music Vid

Band: bitter's kiss; Members: Chloe Baker (vocals/guitar/piano) and Michael Baker (guitar/piano/bass/drums) Single: My God Production: Michael Baker Relying ...


Fai Bei Sogni (Sweet Dreams) M

Title: Fai Bei Sogni (Sweet Dreams) Director: Marco Bellocchio Starring: Valerio Mastrandrea, Barbara Ronchi, Nicolò Cabras,  Guido ...


The Edge of Seventeen Movie Re

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN STX Entertainment Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Kelly Fremon Craig Written by: Kelly ...


ClownTown DVD Review #ClownSig

TITLE: ClownTown ITN Distribution DIRECTOR: Tom Nagel WRITER: Jeff Miller CAST: Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene, ...