Meet Booboo Stewart (a.k.a. Warpath from X-Men) at UltraStar in Maricopa

Comic nerds and blockbuster buffs probably don't need reminding, but X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters today. The latest film in the Marvel franchise follows the X-Men's older and younger selves as they fight across two time periods to save mankind. While X-Men favorites like Wolverine, Mystique, and Professor Xavier are set to grace the screen, a few new mutants will make their big debut, including Warpath, played by Booboo Stewart.

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Stewart will be promoting the film on Saturday, May 24, at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. Although the contest for which lucky fans will get to sit side by side with Stewart as they watch X-Men: Days of Futures Past has already closed, Stewart will hold two free, public meet-and-greet from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Before heading to Phoenix, we caught up with Stewart over the phone to ask him about X-Men, fans, and his nickname.

Who was your favorite actor to work with on X-Men: Days of Futures Past? Ian McKellen. He was pretty awesome. I mean... he's a knight!

So you still get starstruck? Oh yeah, of course. I mean all the time. I remember the first time I was sitting in the trailer and Hugh Jackman was sitting next to me. It was kind of unbelievable. It's really cool. I can't explain it.

Favorite comic book character of all time? Probably from X-Men it would have to be Night Crawler but my other favorites are Blade and the Crow.

What's the weirdest thing anyone has asked you to sign? Um... I think I've signed a baby.

Your real name is Nils Allen Stewart, Jr. Where did Booboo come from? Really just from my parents when I was baby. They just gave me that nickname, and it stuck with me my whole life.

Editor's note: This post has been edited from its original version, which erroneously stated that UltraStar is in Chandler.

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