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Patrick Stewart: 'I know nothing about X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he has yet to sign any contract to appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer - who previously helmed 2000's X-Men - announced last week that both Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen would reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel.

X-Men, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen


Stewart has since been asked about his return to the franchise by Entertainment Weekly, but he cautioned fans not to get their hopes up just yet.

"Bryan let the cat out of the bag on Twitter, and it included announcing that Sir Ian and myself were going to be in this movie," he explained. "We are, you know, under contractual oath with 20th Century Fox to say nothing about any prospective X-Men movie including the old team. I use 'old' advisedly."

The actor continued: "So it's a kind of awkward position, because lovely Bryan Singer just blurted it all out there. For me the big thrill is knowing that Bryan Singer is attached to this movie, because not only is he a brilliant director, but also I adore him and hope that it might be true and that we do work together at some point in the future.

"But I'm not being coy. I know nothing about this project. And I'm hoping that might change in the future."

Stewart went on to insist that Singer's announcement on Twitter actually caught him by complete surprise.

X-Men: The Last Stand, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen


"I don't know that we're doing it. I have not signed a contract yet. I know there is a project in development, but we have no dates," he stressed.

"[There is] no detailed casting. Thrilled to hear that my dear friend and colleague Ian McKellen is on board, but I'm sorry, you know, you need to understand, I'm not being cute. I know nothing."

McKellen recently appeared more positive about the project, when he said he was greatly looking forward to playing Magneto again.

"I haven't read the script, so I don't know how much we've got to do," McKellen said. "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."

Hugh Jackman also revealed this week that he is in talks to play Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, following on from his cameo in the previous movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is to hit cinemas in 2014, with production expected to begin early next year.

Watch Michael Fassbender discuss the X-Men: First Class sequel with Digital Spy below:

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