Ellen Page to Return as Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past; Anna Paquin Is Back as Rogue
Man, Hugh Jackman wasn't kidding when he said that nearly every single actor who has ever suited up for an X-Men movie will be returning in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer is pulling out the stops when it comes to Mutant wrangling. The director has revealed that Anna Paquin, who starred in the first three films as Rogue, will be returning. But that's not the only good news!
Ellen Page is returning as Kitty Pryde! The character plays one of the most important roles in the comic book run upon which X-Men: Days of Future Past is based, and she will likely play just as important a role in the film version. This casting news hints that the project is on the right track.
Kitty Pryde was originally played by Sumela Kay in the first film, and by Katie Stuart in X2: X-Men United. But it was Ellen Page who took on the role in X-Men: The Last Stand, the first of the three films to really give the popular Marvel character something to do within the context of the main storyline.
Also returning from X-Men: The Last Stand is Shawn Ashmore, who played Iceman. How will we be able to keep up with all of these characters? Will they all get enough to do, to make their inclusion worthwhile? We'll just have to wait and see. Here is the Tweet that Bryan Singer sent out, with a thank you nod to X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner.
We'll keep you updated as more X-Men: Days of Future Past casting announcements break.