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We’ll give them a run for their money: McKellen

November 29th, 2012 by bash Comments

Sir Ian McKellen has expressed his delight at being asked to reprise the role of Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The actor, who played the character in the first three X-Men movies, will return along with Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier) for Bryan Singer’s prequel/sequel.

“What a gas!’ McKellen told the Huffington Post. “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]. 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 to be doing it – with all the success he’s had in the meantime – it’s wonderful. Wonderful.”

When asked about Michael Fassbender, who played a young Magneto in X-Men: First Class?, he added: “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 will hit cinema screens on July 18, 2014.

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