Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Martian
Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis also set for Ridley Scott's latest
Judge Dredd: Superfiend Trailer Arrives
Death is coming...
Things Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette
Streep, Depp and the rest talk up the film
Insidious: Chapter 3 Teaser Trailer Arrives
Back to the beginning...
Exclusive Clip From Edwyn Collins' The Possibilities Are Endless
A meet cute with Submarine's Yasmin Paige
Ethan Hawke Playing Chet Baker
He's on to be the legendary jazz trumpeter
New Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes Clip With Benedict Cumberbatch
Smaug steps into the light...
Christian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic
UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin confirms his casting
Quicksilver Rumoured For X-Men: Apocalypse
He should be dashing back on our screens
Official Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Arrives
Tony and the assembled heroes face a techno-threat
Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Share IQ 83
Dumbing down for a sci-fi satire
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Quicksilver Rumoured For X-Men: Apocalypse
He should be dashing back on our screens
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Apocalypse
19 May 2016
Pan
17 July 2015
Chappie
06 March 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
12 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Serena (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mood Indigo (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mariachi Gringo (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Adan Canto Joins The X-Men
And he might turn into a ball of fire...

22 April 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Hitfix

submit to reddit

The colossal cast of X-Men: Days Of Future Past continues to get, um, colossal-er, and the latest addition is Adan Canto. Canto, currently appearing in Kevin Williamson's TV drama The Following alongside Kevin Bacon, tweeted over the weekend that he's "thrilled to be in X-Men". He also posted a picture of himself, Bryan Singer, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Shawn Ashmore watching the Montreal Canadiens. Nice company if you can get it.

Which particular brand of mutant will Canto be playing? That, for the time being, remains classified, although there is, of course, speculation. Another loose-lipped Canto tweet from a couple of days earlier warned that, "I might turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses me off." That has lead many to the notion that he could be in line for Roberto da Costa, AKA Sunspot, who can absorb and channel solar power.

Others, somewhat oddly, have countered with Yoshida Shiro AKA Sunfire. But given that Sunfire is Japanese, while Sunspot is Brazilian and Canto was born in Mexico (which, OK, is not Brazil but at least it's on an adjoining continent), we know where our money lies.

X-Men Days Of Future Past unites the classic and the First Class X-movie eras, and so far stars Hugh Jackman, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, with new faces Peter Dinklage and Omar Sy also aboard. Bryan Singer's cameras are rolling as we speak, and it's due out on July 18 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Man Of Steel Empire Covers Revealed
Kal-El and Zod in all their glory
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Future or Past
Serving under McAvoy or Stewart whats what I would like to know... More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 10:21 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)