Colossus is Back in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' + 2 More Actors Join
In an effort to control speculation about his upcoming blockbuster and better connect with fans, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has dubbed his own personal Twitter account the final authority on the casting process. It's actually a cool tactic more directors should adopt: if we don't hear the news directly from him, consider it a rumor. In a recent post playfully bragging about the accolades of his film's actors, Singer tweeted a photo of a bulletin board of headshots, which indirectly answered a question that fans have had since the beginning: yes, the metallic mutant Colossus is returning. And there's more!
Here's the photo Bryan Singer tweeted, courtesy of his Twitter account:
Actor Daniel Cudmore, who played the role of Colossus in Singer's X2: X-Men United, has been confirmed to reprise his role in this sequel. This is good news not only for fans who wanted to see him on screen again because he's cool and was underused in X2, but also because his character is a love interest for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) in the "Days of Future Past" comic run that the filmmakers are using as an influence for the movie. Hopefully he'll have a lot more to do this time around.
As for the newbies, Twilight actor Boo Boo Stewart (which I thought was a nickname for Kristen, but is apparently an entirely separate human being) and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (Lost in Thailand, Double Xposure) have joined the cast. Previously thought to be playing the character of Psyloche, Bingbing will actually play Blink (via THR), a mutant with the power to teleport herself and large groups of people or objects. She's especially dangerous because she can teleport selected parts of objects if she chooses, and can open portals through which things can be teleported. No word yet on who Stewart will be playing. X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters on July 18th, 2014.