Bryan Singer on how James Cameron changed the ending for X-Men: Days of Future Past


The X-Men were able to stop the assassination of Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, thus preventing the mutant genocide by the Sentinels in the future. Wolverine travels back to the present and sees that everybody is back to normal with Cyclops and Jean Grey alive and kicking. There was an earlier version of the film that had a different ending, but director Bryan Singer took James Cameron’s advice and decided to give audiences a more satisfying ending.

It started out as Singer wanting advice for time travel (via CinemaBlend).

“I sent a cut of the movie, Days of Future Past, to James Cameron, almost finished, rough, but almost done, because I value his advice, and I pitched my time travel concept to him when I was at a party at Peter Jackson’s.”

He continued, “So I send the film to Jim, and at the end the movie, when Wolverine woke up, originally my editor was obsessed with this visual blurriness, so when Wolverine is walking around, he’s seeing things in a blurriness, so I sent that to Jim and Jim called me, and so he called up and Jim goes, ‘Bryan, that blurry thing made me think that the wool was going to be pulled out from under me and I was not satisfied. I thought it was going to be, it was a lie, and it failed, it would all be dark, something, and then suddenly it was ok,’ and I, so I pulled the effect and it was the only note Jim gave me that, he gave me. He gave me no other note. He said, ‘I love the movie, it’s going to be great, but please let the audience enjoy the fact that it all turned out ok in that future,’ and so I pulled the effect off.”

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X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

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