X-Men: Days of Future Past (UPDATE/WATCH)
(updated on June 12, 2013, 9:37 a.m.)
Adan Canto Joins X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; Will He Play Sunfire Or Sunspot?
A new addition to the cast of Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past film has seemingly been outed as The Following alum Adan Canto, who took to his Twitter to announce the news and hint at his character.
With filming in full swing in Montreal, Canada, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Shawn Ashmore recently attended a hockey game in town. During the NHL event Adan Canto, who’s best known for his role on Fox’s drama series, The Following took to Twitter to announce that he’s joining the mutant ensemble cast.
Adan Canto, who has a role in the new Fox series, The Following, which also stars fellow X-Men alumni, Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore, was announced to be a part of the movie while filming in Montreal.
“Thrilled to be a X-Men,” Adan Canto tweeted, including Twitter handles of Singer, Stewart, McKellen and Ashmore, as well as the hashtag #daysoffuturepast. Two weeks prior to that tweet, Canto teased, “I might turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses me off,” in response to another user of the social network requesting hints for his (then) mystery project. If Days of Future Past is the project in question, Adan Canto could be playing the Brazilian mutant Roberto da Costa, aka Sunspot, or perhaps an alteration of Japanese mutant Shiro Yoshida, aka Sunfire. It was also hinted that Canto could possibly be playing Julio Esteban "Ric" Richter, aka Rictor. Currently in the Marvel Comics, Rictor is a gay character, with Canto playing one in The Following as well. What do you think?
X-Men: Days of Future Past reunites Adan Canto with his The Following cast-mate, Shawn Ashmore. Also starring James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Fan Bingbing, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page and Booboo Stewart. With Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry reprising their roles as Wolverine, Rogue and Storm.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has a July 14, 2014 release date.
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