Though he didn’t say anything more than, “Thrilled tobeX-Men!” Canto’s recent Twitter history does give a couple clues about which character he will be playing. He tweeted on April 7, “I might turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses me off,” leading many to assume he’ll play the X-Men member Sunspot. That character has the ability to absorb and channel solar power.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” features returning actors McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, and newcomers Omar Sy Peter Dinklage. The movie is due in theaters on July 18, 2014.
The official plot synopsis says “the storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.”