With the X-Men: Days Of Future Past shoot approaching fast, director Bryan Singer is busy putting the final touches to the cast. In the last few weeks the news has been mainly about the slew of old X-Men who will be returning to the franchise, such as Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore (with Halle Berry likely if a few contract details can be sorted).
Then a few days ago it was revealed Peter Dinklage had joined the movie and now Director Bryan Singer has revealed yet another new cast member, with The Intouchables (Untouchable) star Omar Sy signing on for an unspecified role.
Singer tweeted, ‘Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen#DaysofFuturePast! Bryan Singer’
As with Dinklage’s character, the filmmaker didn’t reveal who Omar Sy will play. However there’s been some speculation that he will portray Bishop, a mutant who has the ability to absorb all forms of radiation and energy and release it through his body. He’s featured in the original comic book arc, but there’s been no confirmation he’ll be in the film.
First Class actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult also return, with the shoot expected to begin in April.