More news about upcoming Bryan Singer project “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Rose Byrne, the actress who portrayed CIA agent Moira MacTaggert on “X-men: First Class” has started dating “Boardwalk Empire” actor Bobby Cannavale.
Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne
According to witnesses, the new couple started to suspiciously getting closer and closer on the premiere party for Brad Pitt film “Killing Them Softly” in New York. It seems the actors have been dating for along time.
UsMagazine sources described the moment “They were sitting together and he had one arm over her shoulder, and every 20 minutes they have a little kiss. Theytried to go unnoticed but it doesn’t really work that much.”
The couple don’t have any plans of sharing a film project together, she has a busy agenda for 2013 and he will keep busy with “Boardwalk Empire.”
There is still the rumor that Rose Byrne will return as agent Moira MacTaggert on “X-Men: Days of Future Past“ even though director Bryan Singer hasn’t confirmed yet.
The choice has been made and James McAvoy is returning to “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. The scottish actor who played “Professor Charles Xavier” in “X-men: First Class” decided to return to his role in the upcoming film of the Marvel franchise.
James McAvoy as a 1962 Professor Charles Xavier.
Comic Books and saga novels films are the ones that can better identify an actor with a specific role. Hugh Jackman will always be Wolverine. Robert Downey Jr will always be Tony Stark. But sometimes when the actors have physical changes or get pretty demanding, or in some other cases the franchise change the production company, the producers and director will decide cast another actor for a role another actor have portrayed several times. It had happened in the Batman saga, Superman Saga and in the Hulk Saga. Three movies of Hulk, three different actors. I am glad Mark Ruffalo stayed as the formal Dr Bruce Banner for “The Avengers” sequel.
This fear of losing his role of a young Professor Xavier might caused James McAvoy to ditch his almost signed project with director Bill Condon about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. The fact that actors: Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine, Ian McKellen will return as a 2012 Magneto, Michael Fassbender will return as a 1962 Magneto and Patrick Stewart will return as a 2012 Professor Xavier set the message that this movie is betting all his resources for going blockbuster.
In the other hand, the project McAvoy is abandoning tell the story about the relationship between Julian Assange and the international newspapers. The film is directed by Bill Condon and based on the book written by Daniel Domscheit-Berg. McAvoy was supposed to portray the author of the book meanwhile Benedict Cumberbatch is going to portray Julian Assange.
By saying NO to the producers, the film company casted Daniel Bruhl from Inglorious Basterds for replacing James McAvoy. There are rumors that Laura Linney will be casted too. Maybe accepting the role of Christine Assange, Julian’s Mother.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Hugh Jackman is already in negotiations to reprise his role as the Canadian with Adamantium claws in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Jackman will get the deal he wants since he IS Wolverine, and officially sign on the film. So far the Australian actor has been in every X-Men film.
After Bryan Singer announced, through his Twitter
account, that Patrick Stewart
and Ian McKellen
were confirmed to reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier
and Magneto/ Eric Lensherr
along with their younger counterparts James McAvoy
and Michael Fassbender
(Xavier and Eric Lensherr in X Men First Class). It’s already a promising cast, Singer is reaching to several other cast members, hope they get Taylor Kitsch to reprise his role as Gambit.
X-Men Days of Future Past confirmed cast
The film is based on 1981 issue of Uncanny X-Men which came from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin. The story is set in an alternate future where mutant survivors are hunted and thrown in concentration camps, Sentinels are patrolling America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted down and killed. The present day X-Men are forced to stop a significant event from unfolding in order to keep that future from happening.
Jackman, who recently wrapped production of director James Mangold‘s ”The Wolverine,” would join with other confirmed returning stars such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens July 18, 2014.
During the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, a fan asked Sir Patrick Stewart if he would be returning to the X-Men series, the actor replied, “I think there is every possibility,” and then began to give
X Men Days of Future Past (fan made image)X Men Days of Future Past
names of his female co-stars “Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!” Finally Stewart said, “Yes, I’ll be reprising…” as professor Charles Xavier.
So far the only upcoming film of the franchise is X-Men: Days of Future Past. On August 01, Brian Singer confirmed that the sequel for X-Men: First Class was officially titled X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer told IGN, “It’s called ‘Days of Future Past (…) It deals with aspects of that comic, but also some very new things.”
For those that don’t know much about Days of Future Past, the storyline is an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that occurred thanks to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants after killing an important senator, thus leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.