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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cast reflect about their work in a celebratory tone

According to Comic Book Resources on Monday, casts from "X-Men: Days of Future Past" joined together to talk about the kinds of experiences they felt when working together on the Bryan Singer film. Screen writer Simon Kinberg as well as producers Hutch Parker and Lauren Shuler-Donner had also joined up with their cohorts at the premiere in New York.

 Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England.
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The film takes place in a dystopian future and by that time both mutant and human-kind are pretty much doomed as advanced Sentinel robots of the future wipe out pretty much all life. There are very few hearty mutants left that had survived up until this point and now they've reached a decision that the only way to conquer the Sentinels is by taking care of them in the past.

As seen from some of the trailers, this is a serious film and the actors and staff reflect what they had gone through to create an intense film. Hugh Jackman, plays the mutant that bridges the gap between both eras, discussed the bonding he had enjoyed with the rest of the group since the 2000's and he attested to it being such a grand feeling to have experienced a journey since his early days of the Wolverine.

"I'm probably uniquely qualified to say, from working with everyone, that being on the set throughout the whole thing was a joy".

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, the younger versions of Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier, joined the ensemble in the interview to discuss their experiences. Apparently, they all had a bet going on that entailed who would work with what elder version of themselves in the movie. Turns out, Fassbender lost the bet and McAvoy discussed working face-to-face with Patrick Stewart. The variant talked about how was such a fan of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for seven years as well as the classic "Dune" film Stewart starred in.

"I've been a fan of Patrick for [many] years," said McAvoy of his fellow professor. "I watched him for seven years in 'Star Trek' and way back to 'Dune.' So getting to come and do my version of a character that he's been in charge of for fourteen years, and at his face, [it] was quite nerve-wracking".

Stewart said he wouldn't have done that scene with McAvoy any other way that would be representative of the conditions set in place for the story. In fact, Stewart mentioned that if they just had gotten together for drinks in a casual venue, it would have been a much different outcome, but wouldn't represent the graveness of the matter.

Fassbender's only experience with having met Ian McKellan was at the San Diego Comic Con and recently there had been posted a brief video profile of Magneto and his mutant abilities. Other character profiles had made their way online and will help delve into the brief ensemble of mutant powers.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters May 23.