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 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.