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Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen set for X-Men return in 2014

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Nov 28, 2012 | 4:00am EST

Director Bryan Singer has revealed the two British thespians will join X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in his new blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Tweeting the casting news to fans, Singer, who directed the original X-Men in 2000 and 2003's X2, writes, "Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast."

Stewart and McAvoy have both portrayed wheelchair-bound Professor X in the X-Men films, while McKellen and Fassbender have played good-guy-gone-bad Magneto in the superhero movies.

The new film is expected to hit cinemas in 2014.

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