X-Men: Days Of Future Past Adds The Intouchables' Omar Sy

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-03-02 20:12:52discussion comments
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You wouldn't think that a movie about an aristocrat and his caretaker from the projects would be a movie to make nearly half a billion dollars at the box office, but that's exactly what The Intouchables did last year. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the French film had limited success in the United States, making a little over $10 million, but the movie was an absolute phenomenon overseas. And now that success is being translated as a new blockbuster role for one of the film's stars.

Director Bryan Singer has once taken to his Twitter feed to make another big casting announcement, revealing that Omar Sy has been added to the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The actor joins Peter Dinklage as the only actors signed on for the film that haven't been in a previous X-Men movie, and much the situation with the The Game of Thrones star we have no idea who Sy will be playing. Singer's announcement was very complimentary, but not too informative, simply saying, "Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!"

The rest of the cast, of course, includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Anna Paquin. The film is based on the classic comic book arc that the title takes its name from and is scheduled to start production this spring in advance of its July 18, 2014 release date.

So let's start the speculation, shall we? There can't be too many 6'3" black, French characters in the X-Men universe. Let us know your theories in the comments below!
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