Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen won't feature in X-Men: Apocalypse
Patrick Stewart has revealed that neither he or Ian McKellen will be appearing in the new blockbuster X-Men: Apocalypse.
Stewart and McKellen played a small, but key role in last year's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but the British stalwart has now confirmed that they will play no part in the next instalment.
Speaking to Larry King, Stewart said when asked whether he'd be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse: "No. Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either. I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don't think we'll be making an appearance."
X-Men: Apocalypse will see Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters and Nicholas Hoult return for to reprise their roles. Bryan Singer will return as director, working from a script by Simon Kinberg, with a story from Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
Oscar Isaac has been cast as the film's key villain, Apocalypse, who was first seen in the post-credit sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film will be released on May 19th 2016 in the UK and May 27th in the US.