Stewart, McKellen Returning for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The two newest cast members of X-Men: Days of Future Past are familiar ones: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer announced the news Tuesday via Twitter, indicating that the actors will indeed be returning to the familiar roles of Professor Xavier and Magneto. Singer previously worked with Stewart and McKellen on 2000's and 2003's .

James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are also returning for the film, reprising their roles as the younger versions of Xavier and Magneto, respectively. (Days of Future Past is a time travel story, but you already knew that.)

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for release from Fox on July 18, 2014.

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