Ian Mckellen - Ian McKellen delighted with X-Men return

Sir Ian McKellen thinks it is ''wonderful'' to be returning to the 'X-Men' franchise.

The veteran actor and his co-star Patrick Stewart were surprised to be asked to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in forthcoming film 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' because they thought they would be left to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, who played the younger versions of the characters in 'X-Men: First Class' and are also returning for the new movie.

Ian said: ''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. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy's parts, but - no, no - we're back.

''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 [Singer] to be doing it - with all the success he's had in the meantime - it's wonderful. Wonderful.''

And Ian was full of praise for Michael's portrayal of Magneto in 'X-Men: First Class'.

He added to the Huffington Post: ''I thought he was exactly that: first class. Excellent...

''I thought he was better than me. But, we weren't quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me.''

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' opens in cinemas 18 July 2014.


Contactmusic

Tags: Ian McKellen - Patrick Stewart - Michael Fassbender - James McAvoy


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Ian McKellen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ian McKellen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All