The cast list grows for Bryan Singer’s next X-Men installment surrounding the popular ‘Days of Future Past’ story arc. Shawn Ashmore will be returning as Iceman, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde AKA Shadowcat, and sadly Anna Paquin will be returning as Rogue.
Director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter Saturday three additional original trilogy actors will be returning for 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in the first three films, as well as Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be appearing in Fox’s followup to 2011’s mutant prequel, X-Men: First Class.
I generally enjoyed Bryan Singer’s X-Men films but I admit they could have been better. In my opinion he takes too many liberties with the characters’ personalities and story-lines but I still find his films to be entertaining. I hope that he can capture the essence of the ‘Days of Future Past’ story, but given his nature I expect liberties to be taken. I am excited for the film and I like that Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page will be returning as their characters but I admit that I am disappointed to hear that Anna Paquin is returning. I never liked her as Rogue and in all honesty I think she is an actress that peaked as a child. I think she struggles to capture Rogue’s personality and fails to properly represent the character. But regardless of my negative feelings towards her return, I am very much looking forward to this film in order to see how they represent the story.