Marvel Casting News

I've been saving this picture for just this announcement.
A few quick bits of casting news. First, and least unexpectedly, both Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will reprise the roles of Magneto and Professor X respectively in X-Men: Days of Futures Past. They will join Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as their younger counterparts, and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult reprising the roles of Raven and Beast from First Class. And Hugh Jackman is in talks to appear as Wolverine, which I suspect will definately happen, considering he has appeared in literally every other X-Men film to date. I won't be surprised even further if, in the next little while, we hear about Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn and others joining the Future portion of the film, and hopefully making this film the third in director Bryan Singer's originally intentioned trilogy, and erasing X-Men 3 from film history altogether..

Second, SHIELD has cast yet another agent, and yet again it is not Adam Baldwin (seriously Whedon, if you're saving him for last, don't bother. We already got Coulson, everything else is just gravy). Brett Dalton, previously of Army Wives and Blue Bloods, will be playing Agent Grant, a "rising star; deadly, precise, and cool under fire — but not so great with the people skills." So... hooray.

And finally, while there is no actual casting to report, Marvel has begun the process of finding the leads for the Guardians of the Galaxy, with a short list in mind for the role of Peter Quill, a human astronaut that ends up on the team. The inclusion of Quill throws a damper on my hopes that Marvel would smarten up and make the audience surrogate for Guardians Carol "Captain Marvel" Danvers.

Via Topless Robot and /Film, and again.
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