Mar 18th 2013 By: Joseph Hughes
The cast rollout for upcoming Marvel films continues. Last week, news broke that Dave Bautista was brought on to play Drax The Destroyer
in next year's Guardians of the Galaxy film. On the heels of that announcement, X-Men: Days Of Future Past
director Bryan Singer revealed via Twitter
that two more additions have been made to the cast of his 2014 sequel, as Fan Bingbing
will be playing Blink, and Daniel Cudmore
returns to the X-Men film franchise as Colossus, a role he previously played in X2: X-Men United
and X-Men: The Last Stand
Fans of the original X-Men trilogy will remember Cudmore's brief but memorable appearances as Colossus in two previous films. In X2, he had barely a few minutes of screen time, and that only grew slightly in the next film when -- in a scene of sheer and unapologetic fan service -- Colossus performed a Fastball Special with Hugh Jackman/Wolverine. Fans will have to wait and see whether or not he plays a bigger role in this film. With the source material being Chris Claremont and John Byrne's Days of Future Past story, in which Colossus played a somewhat significant role, it's certainly a possibility.
As for Bingbing, she'll be playing Blink, a teleporting mutant created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira. Originally somewhat of a throwaway character, Blink developed into a more fully realized part of the X-Men universe in the pages of 1995's Age of Apocalypse story, which ultimately led to her being the leader of the Exiles in their monthly title. Bingbing, a tremendous star in her native China, most recently starred in Double Xposure
and Lost in Thailand
Singer broke the latest casting news by releasing a picture on Twitter of an updated wall with cast headshots:
X-Men: Days of Future Past
[Click image to enlarge]
is due in theaters July 2014.