X-Men: Days Of Future Past To Feature A Young Version Of Toad
Thanks to the 1973 timeline portion of Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past we already know that we will be getting to see the younger versions of multiple mutants. From the cast of X-Men: First Class we will see the return of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult as Professor X, Magneto, Mystique and Beast, respectively, but it turns out the list doesn't end there. Instead, the film will also be introducing a younger version of the villain known as Toad - who played by Ray Park in 2000's X-Men - and now MTV has revealed that actor who will be playing him.
The site caught up with actor Evan Jonigkeit at a recent red carpet event for the television series Girls, and during their interview he revealed that he will be playing the mutant with the wicked tongue. You can watch him talk about it in the video below:
Toad, whose real name is Mortimer Toynbee, was first introduced in the comics back in 1964 as a servant of Magneto's in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. As seen in the first X-Men movie, he is an incredibly adept leaper and has a long, sticky prehensile tongue that he can use to strike his enemies. He also has the ability to produce an adhesive spit, which he used to nearly suffocate Jean Grey:
Given the events at the end of X-Men: First Class, we can probably assume that the 1973 version of Magneto is bringing together his own Brotherhood, and logic dictates that Toad would be one of his earliest followers. This means that the only Magneto henchmen not yet accounted for is Sabretooth, but considering the franchise is still trying to work around the continuity nightmare that is X-Men Origins: Wolverine it's possible that the character won't be addressed.
Days of Future Past was scripted by Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and begins in an apocalyptic future where mutants are hunted by giant robots called Sentinels. In order to try and stop this version of the future from ever coming to pass, the X-Men send Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back through time to 1973 where he must meet with a young Profession Xavier (McAvoy) and convince him to help stop an event that could changes the world forever. In addition to all the names mentioned above, the expansive ensemble cast also includes Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adam Canto, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Fan Bing Bing. Look for the film in theaters on May 23rd.
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