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Josh Helman Joins ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Cast

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen among those starring in Bryan Singer-directed pic

More casting news has surfaced for “X Men: Days of Future Past” as newcomer Josh Helman has joined for an undisclosed role in the high profile sequel.

Helmer joins “X-Men” veterans Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Ian McKellen as well as “X-Men:First Class” stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence for the time-traveling sequel.

Helmer is the latest addition to an expanded cast for sequel to “First Class” that already includes Peter Dinklage, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters and Boo Boo Stewart.

Helmer is expecting to be on set for several weeks according to The Wrap, who first broke the story, indicating that he will have a prominent role in the film.

The Australian actor who first broke out with his role on HBO’s “The Pacific,”  was most recently seen in “Jack Reacher” and will also star “Mad Max: Fury Road” alongside “X-Men” costar Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Bryan Singer, director of the first two “X-Men” films returns to direct this sequel, and has recently tweeted  pictures and casting updates.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is set to be released May 23, 2014.

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