8 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About X-Men: Days of Future Past

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We have a feeling that X-Men: Days of Future Past could DOMINATE this summer's box office — and that's not just because Jennifer Lawrence is part of the cast. Yes, the popular comic book turned mega movie franchise is getting yet another installment this year (X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23) but there are a few things you should probably know about the flick before you head out to see if.

For example, did you know that before Evan Peters was cast as Magneto's song Quicksilver, Jamie Campbell Bower auditioned for the role? Yep, pretty crazy. To learn more X-Men fun facts, click through the gallery. Trust us — you'll be a mutant expert in no time.

1. Evan Peters Had Some Quicksilver Competition

"Jamie Campbell Bower and Nico Tortorella auditioned for the role of Quicksilver." (via IMDB)

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2. Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique Makeup Got a Makeover

"For her role as Mystique, Jennifer Lawrence wore a special bodysuit. She had previously worn full-body prosthetics in X-Men: First Class but found that too uncomfortable." (via IMDB)

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3. Kelsey Grammer Had to Back Out For Another Blockbuster

Kelsey Grammer was going to return as the elder Beast, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts with Transformers: Age of Extinction." (via IMDB)

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4. The Time Travel Element Was REALLY Thought Out

According to Bryan Singer, he had a two-hour discussion with James Cameron, director of the time-travel films The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, about how to make the time-travel concept feasible and workable within the film. The concepts the two discussed included alternate universes and string theory (a field of quantum physics that define multiple universes). (Via IMDB)

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5. Kitty Pryde Was Bestowed With Quite the Honor

"Shooting went on under the working title 'Hello Kitty.' This refers to X-Men member Kitty Pryde." (via IMDB)

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6. There's a Fun Comic Book Connection

"The original 'Days of Future past' comic mentioned time travel from the year 2013, the same year in which filming began." (via IMDB)

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7. Alan Cumming Said No to a Nightcrawler Return

"Alan Cumming declined to reprise his role as Nightcrawler from X-Men 2 due to the heavy make-up demands for the character." (via IMDB

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8. Peter Dinklage Was Handpicked For His Role

"Bryan Singer is a big fan of Peter Dinklage and his show Game of Thrones. Dinklage's role of Tyrion Lannister inspired Singer to cast Dinklage as Trask." (via IMDB)

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