X-Men: Days of Future Past Man on Wire Set Photo

Ahh, movie magic. Without it the big screen adventures of our favorite comic book superheroes wouldn't look quite how we always imagined it. When X-Men: Days of Future Past is released in theaters next year and we see the scene captured above on the big screen, we won't see the cables that are being used to help the mysterious character levitate. Thanks to director Bryan Singer's Twitter feed, however, we now know exactly how they got the shot.

The big question about this photo, however, is: who is the actor? For obvious reasons we can eliminate Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, and Booboo Stewart, but that still leaves James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Josh Helman, Evan Peters, and Adam Canto (man, there are a lot of dudes with brown hair in this movie). Beast and Quicksilver doesn't really every float so Hoult and Peters are probably long shots here, but both Professor X and Magneto have been known to levitate. And if it is Helman or Canto, what does that potentially say about the characters they are playing (which haven't been revealed yet)?

After a nearly two-week long break Singer has been on a roll with his Twitter account recently. In the past couple of days he has shared images of the Maximoff household as well as a Beast/Wolverine on-set reunion, and has announced that the production still has two months to go before it will be wrapped. Filming on the movie officially began on April 15th and by the end of its run will have been in front of cameras for about five months.

Based on the famous storyline from the comics, X-Men: Days of Future Past begins in an apocalyptic future where mutants (played by the actors of the original X-Men trilogy) are hunted by government created robots called Sentinels. With no other hope for survival, the remaining X-Men choose one of their own to send back in time to 1973 - where they can stop a cataclysmic event from occurring that leads to the Sentinel-run future by teaming up with the X-Men of the past (played by members of the X-Men: First Class team).

Singer has already promised that we will be getting our first look at X-Men: Days of Future Past at San Diego Comic-Con next week - presumably during the 20th Century Fox panel on Saturday. What they will bring, however, remains a mystery to all of us. For those of you looking for an X-Men fix and won't be in southern California any time soon, James Mangold's The Wolverine hits theaters at the end of this month.

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