<i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> Adds <i>Intouchables</i> Star Omar Sy

If you're looking forward to X-Men: Days of Future Past and not following Bryan Singer on Twitter, then you're probably missing out. The director has sent out everything from pictures of wheelchairs and what might be Cerebro to casting announcements.

Just this weekend Singer sent out the following bit of information: "Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!" As the tweet already mentions, Sy is best known for appearing in the 2011 French film The Intouchables in which he played caretaker for a newly injured quadriplegic. Sy's role in the Fox sequel wasn't disclosed.

Singer's Days of Future Past is the follow-up to 2011's X-Men: First Class. The film is based on the comic book story of the same name that saw a future version of Earth overrun by Sentinels and mutants hunted down, killed or imprisoned. The director has said he will incorporate elements from all previous X-films, including X-Men and X2, which he directed, the franchise-saving First Class and the less-liked Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Sy joins fellow newcomer Peter Dinklage, original trilogy stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, and returning First Class ensemble James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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