X-Men: Days of Future Past news – Wolverine, Game of Thrones, and timeline

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There are a lot of news surrounding X-Men: Days of Future Past recently that includes Jackman on Wolverine, Bryan Singer on the timeline, and an actor from Game of Thrones joining the cast.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Jackman goes back to a time when he first heard about X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class. It’s funny how he wanted to go back into eating whatever he wants, but that probably changed when they told him about Wolverine returing in the upcoming First Class sequel.

“I first heard about it around October or November [2012],” he notes. “I was literally finishing The Wolverine and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me.” The role was large and reunited him with many of the original cast. “There was no way I was not going to be part of that.” He says he still has not read a finished screenplay, however, and has seen only a synopsis of about eight pages.

This definitely sounds interesting. The story is based on the comic where Kitty Pryde time travels to the present time from the future to warn the X-Men about a doomed future for all mutants. Since the movie is a sequel to First Class, the timeline will be taking place in the present and the past. The crappy part is that they’ll still try to keep the X-Men movie continuity.

Bryan Singer confirms that the movie will be taking place in the 1970s as previously rumored. This is definitely reminding me of Watchmen, a comic about heroes during the Cold War era.

“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.”

This technology he speaks of is probably referring to the technology he incorporated in the Jack the Giant Slayer. Yes, I’m hoping he’ll be adding giant sentinels in it. Finally an X-Men movie where the Sentinels will be seen in all their magnificent glory. Well, one can only hope.

As for how closely Singer will be adapting from the source material, he tells Collider that he’ll try to capture the heart of the story. Other than that, he’ll make certain changes to keep the movie flowing.

“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.”

Bryan Singer also recently announced on Twitter that Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage will be joining the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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This is awesome news, since I think Peter Dinklage is an awesome actor. He plays my favorite character, Tyrion Lannister, in the Game of Thrones TV series. That means that a lot of the Game of Thrones cast members have been in nerdy movies. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) was in Dredd and 300, Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) wa in Harry Potter, Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) was in Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) was in Silent Hill: Revelation, Jack Gleeson (Joffrey) was in Batman Begins, Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish) was in The Dark Knight Rises, and Sean Bean (Eddard Stark) was in The Lord of the Rings, Equilibrium, and Silent Hill.

As for who Dinklage will be playing is anybody’s guess, but fans suspect that the character will be Puck, a member of the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flights.

Since Bryan Singer is directing the Days of Future Past, he tells Coming Soon that the Battlestar Galactica movie will have to wait.

“I have that one on hold for a moment, so hopefully, I’d love to be able to get back to that, but for now I’m just focused on this X-Men business.”

I’m just hoping that he can make a comeback after the horrid Superman Returns movie.

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