Are you one of those who can’t get enough Patrick Stewart? In this comedy-drama — written and directed by Belber — Stewart stars as a veteran Julliard ballet instructor whose tranquil life is interrupted when he agrees to be interviewed for a student’s thesis. Carla Gugino plays the student, Matthew Lillard her husband — their ostensibly academic interest in Stewart’s dance teacher dissertation takes some very unexpected twists and turns. Like many plays adapted for the screen, the film’s confines are intimate (here mostly set in a Brooklyn apartment), setting the stage for some dramatic fireworks mostly courtesy of Sir Patrick, who earned serious critical love when the film debuted at April’s Tribeca Film Festival.
We knew from 2011’s X-Men: First Class that — at least in the Marvel universe — James McAvoy is what a young Patrick Stewart would look like, and Michael Fassbender a young Ian McKellen. That was easier to accept then, as Stewart and McKellen weren’t inFirst Class to compare and contrast. But all four are in the new filmX-Men: Days of Future Past — the elders in the present, the youngsters in 1973 — and seeing them juxtaposed in one film makes it clear that while they are in syncdramatically, physically, well, they’re clearly not the same guys. Take a look at how Stewart and McKellen looked in the early ’70s, compared to theirX-Men "younger selves."
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in the upcomingX-Men: Days of Future Past, have become the Internet’s favorite bromance. From selfies around New York wearing bowler hats to the wedding photos of McKellen officiating Stewart’s marriage ceremony, the two fellows have become the Bert and Ernie of the online world. But why are these two acting legends such good pals? Yahoo Movies UK got James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who once again play younger versions of Xavier and Magneto in the new movie, to ask them. Stewart took more of an earnest approach, explaining their friendship is rooted in “both our differences and our similarities.
The bond among the “X-Men: Days of Future Past\" cast members is a strong one, as we saw from the warm and fuzzy rapport on display at today’s London premiere. But it wasn’t just between known chums Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, but also between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who of course play younger versions of the Stewart’s Professor X and McKellen’s Magneto, respectively.
The future is now as the latest trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past " has landed in the present, and with it a shocking revelation: the potential death of at least one major graduate of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. We’re speaking of Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, the weather-controlling badass beauty played by Halle Berry in the original “X-Men” trilogy. In recent weeks, Berry and director Bryan Singerrefuted speculation that her role had been considerably cut from the final version of the film. Emphasis on the “cut” in today’s trailer: at the 26-second mark, Storm appears to get ambushed by a Sentinel (one of the mutant-stomping robots created by Peter Dinklage’s Bolivar Trask).