Rumor of the Day: 2 more X-Men stars sought for Days of Future Past

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT

How many Former X-Men stars can Bryan Singer squeeze into Days of Future Past? Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have already been confirmed, while Hugh Jackman's in negotiations. Now the latest buzz suggests that two more alumni may come on board.

According to a recent report, Fox is looking to get Halle Berry and James Marsden back into the fold. Berry played Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, and Marsden appeared as Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. Nothing's been confirmed, but a close source says, "There is a lot of willingness to participate because of Bryan."

There's also info on how the characters will be integrated into the story.

"New deals must be struck with the original trilogy stars, though insiders say negotiations haven't been overly complex. For one, Jackman and the others will appear mostly in scenes depicting an alternate dystopic future..."
Days of Future Past has a time-travel element, so it shouldn't be too hard to milk more cameos. Plus, after Cyclops' lackluster exit in X-Men: The Last Stand, he could use a do-over.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters July 18, 2014.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)