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Ian McKellen talks X-Men, admits he doesn’t always understand the plots

December 6th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

In an interview with Entertainment weekly, actor Ian McKellen had a confession about the upcoming  X-Men: Days of Future Past:

“I don’t always understand the plots of these films until I actually see them with an audience.”

Though he did reveal what he did understand about the plot:

“It’s all about going into the past, basically. And so I don’t get to go into the past. I don’t think I’m spoiling it by saying that. But we are there in the beginning when the plot is hatched.”

The Magneto actor spoke kindly about Michael Fassbender, who plays the younger version of the mutant:

“Magneto is in very safe hands”

McKellen also compared his two famous characters of Magneto and Gandalf:

“The odd thing about a Gandalf is that he’s good through and through. Magneto is a bit of both. He’s well-intentioned, but he perhaps politically is not very sound, and I’m not sure that I quite agree with his tactics.”

Bryan Singer has managed to gather an impressive cast which includes James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, 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 23, 2014.

But before that McKellen will appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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