With X-Men: Days of Future Past pretty much done and ready to screen, people everywhere are asking questions and trying to get a feel for how the movie will play out. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart were brought together to give a bit of insight on how their characters measure up to the past incarnations of themselves as well as what it was like to be playing one version of a pair. Check out the highlights of the conversation below:
When asked about the meeting of the Xaviers, as we see in the first trailer for the film, Stewart had this to say:
“There was a certain happy charm about it, in that, when we shot that scene, it was James’ first day of work and it was my last day. So I was saying goodbye to X-Men and he was saying hello. James has seen everything I have done, I’ve seen everything he has done. He is illustrating a time in Charles Xavier’s life which was very different from the time that I’ve been inhabiting in the previous three movies, and we just let that play out. I think we’ve both been looking forward to doing that scene immensely.”
McKellen went on to talk about his own experiences with the Fassbender version of Magneto:
“…I think he made it clear that he wanted to be his own Magneto and that suits the nature of the story and his part in it. And, Bryan Singer clearly doesn’t mind that we’re, Fassbender and I, don’t look much like each other, although they have put out a poster where our faces are blended and you do a double take and think, ooh, my goodness, I didn’t know I was that good looking and then realize the bit that’s good looking is not me but Fassbender.”
And then when asked about their potential involvement in the recently announced X-Men Apocalypse flick, it went a bit like this:
Stewart: “Well I don’t know if Ian knows anything about this, but I know nothing about it. Another X-Men movie has been announced and I said yes, yes, yes, it opens in May and they say no, no, no. Not that one, the one after. Has anybody called you, are you keeping something from me?”
McKellen: “No, no. No, I know nothing about it. Which probably means we’re not in it.”
Stewart: “And then they’ll find they need us after all, if we’re lucky.”
If you want to watch the 3-minute interview for yourself, head on over to the WSJ website. And make sure to check out X-Men: Days of Future Past when it finally hits the big screen come May 23rd, 2014.
Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the heads-up.