Fellow X-Men alum, Patrick Stewart, revealed in an interview that he will not be returning for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ but that Ian McKellen will be reprising his role as Magneto in the film. In the interview conducted by Oregon Live, the British actor had this to say:
“Yes, I understand that it seems to be very unlikely that I will be in the next X-Men movie, which is almost getting ready to start shooting in Montreal. But Magneto, Ian McKellen, is certainly going to be in it.”
The film is set to begin shooting this April in Montreal and as of yet, the news has been unconfirmed by 20th Century Fox. If McKellen is a part of the film, he will be joining the First Class cast, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as new comers Channing Tatum, Oscar Isaac, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan.
‘X-Men: Apocolpyse’ comes to theaters on May 27, 2016 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Channing Tatum, Tye Sheridan and Ian McKellen. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.