In an interview with MTV, actor Evan Jonigkeit revealed that he will be playing a younger version of Toad in the upcoming sequel. When asked how he got ready to portray the villain:
“I read a lot of the comic books. I found out the storyline of my character, who is Toad. X-Men fans will know that Ray Park played him in the first movie, so it’s a generation story of how he came to be. It’s really cool.”
Although he wouldn’t reveal his character’s look for the film, Jonigkeit says that it’s different from how the character appeared in the first X-Men film:
“The aesthetics of the character are much different, and I’m not really allowed to say a whole lot more than that.”
When asked specifically about those changes:
“It’s darker. I would say it’s a darker tone.”
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Bryan Singer has managed to gather an impressive cast which includes James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Lucas Till.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to be released in theaters on May 22nd, 2014 in the UK and May 23rd in the US.