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Next summer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the definition of a brain-twisting blockbuster. Bryan Singer's return to the "X"-world features time travel and two sets of actors playing the same characters, which could be terribly exciting but also terribly confusing -- something Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Xavier in the first three "X-Men" movies (and showed up, briefly, in the abysmal "X-Men: Origins – Wolverine"), confirmed recently.

Stewart showed up at Comicpalooza, a Houston, Texas-based convention, straight from the set of "Days of Future Past," and spoke about his work on the movie. Stewart said he shot for "four-and-a-half weeks," adding that, due to actors' schedules, Singer had to finish shooting all of the big stars before sending them away (Hugh Jackman will be there "for the duration of shooting," Stewart said). Although he told the crowd that he could say "almost nothing" about the movie, he did say that it is the "'X-Men' of all 'X-Men' pictures" and "perhaps the blockbuster of 2014."

When he asked the audience how they thought his character would be brought back, after being "vaporized by whats-her-name" in "X-Men: The Last Stand," someone shouted out "time travel" and Stewart nodded and said, "Something like that." He then added: "There will be an explanation. It's a little puzzling for me because I thought my X-Men days were over."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" hits theaters July 18, 2014.

[h/t ComingSoon.net]

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