Bryan Singer on X-Men: Days of Future Past


Shooting for the Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class follow-up, X-Men: Days of Future Past, will begin April 15th to October this year. Bryan Singer will be directing the sequel, but it will not follow the relationship between Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Xavier (James McAvoy). Instead, Days of Future Past will follow the comics arc of the same name – which involves time traveling, anti-mutant hysteria, and dystopian futures.

Singer sade the movie will be shot in 3D and that Richard Nixon is a character in the movie.

“Well you have to capture the essence of those stories, and if you try to do every single detail that’s in this story, that can be too much for a movie.  But if you can grab the essence of that story and those characters, and then realize it’s a movie it’s not a comic book so there are certain parameters that are different, it’ll still be satisfying to fans and non-fans.”

President Nixon? Why is he in this film?

“Part of it takes place in the 1970s.  And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice…  There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.”

The tie-in with the First Class cast and the older X-Men cast seems kind of difficult to put them together? Will there be flashbacks? But then I think about it… Days of Future Past in the comics relates to going into the past, so that may work…

“I got the impression that everyone was kind of excited to come back.  The actors from X-Men: First Class are contracted to, but the ones I’ve spoken to are very enthusiastic.  Jen’s very excited, I’m with Nick these past few days and he’s excited, and Hugh, Ian, Patrick, Anna—they remember we felt very good about those first two X-Men films back then and I think there’s a good feeling about all of us working together again, and I’m very excited to work with the new cast members as a director as opposed to just a producer.”


I have to admit, this will be a challenge because SO much happens in this story arc. I don’t know how they are going to put all of that information into a two-hour movie. Also the casting scares me a bit by mixing the older movie (X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men The Last Stand) cast with the First Class cast. I hope they piece everything together by the time filming begins. I am excited about this film, but we will see.

X-Men Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Patrick Stewart. It is projected to release sometime in 2014.

Source: Collider

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