More Stars Returning For X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men First Class line up

Rogue and Iceman in X2Looks like they really are getting the band back together: director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore are all set to return to the X-Men movie universe. They’ll be reprising their roles from the X-Men trilogy in the prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film will involve alternate time lines and members of the X-Men traveling through time to prevent a pivotal event that leads to a dangerous future for man and mutant.

But for those concerned about how the previous films will mesh with the prequel series, this melding of the two series could twist the movie canon into a Gordian knot of contradictions and retcons. Luckily, Singer is aware of the potential for disaster and has assured fans that he will respect the continuity of both series. He said:

I’m taking into account every movie – I’m not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. I’m taking into account the entire universe as it’s been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released July 18, 2014. Looking forward to the new film? Feeling better about the continuity? Just hoping that Wolverine will use the f-word again? Let us know in the comments below!