Movie News: Bryan Singer Carries Out X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Q&A

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Movie News

Director Bryan Singer has recently taken part in a Twitter Q&A based around the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. It’s also worth noting that the first DAYS OF FUTURE PAST trailer is due to hit later today. For now, though, here’s the full Q&A report. 

“Can you give us another hint at what we might see in the full trailer?” –from Neil Sutton on Facebook
Bryan Singer: Tomorrow’s trailer is primarily a character piece, as most of our VFX are not yet finished.

FB fan Vlad Micu asks: “How was it to bring the cast of the original X-Men and the cast of X-Men First Class together in the same Movie?”
Singer: Awesome, and slightly intimidating.

#AskSinger #XMen was it challenging working with such a big varying cast?
Singer: .@lawrencer_ I was real comfortable with the original cast and knew the #FirstClass cast as a writer/producer but not yet as a director. With the exception of @NicholasHoult of course — but they were all fantastic and made the experience fun.

“What was the funniest moment on set with the entire cast?” –from Daniel Long on Facebook
Singer: In between shooting a serious scene on Xavier’s private jet, Michael, Nick, Hugh and James dancing to #BlurredLines #IHaveTheFootage

How does this movie make itself new and fresh, while still keeping the traditional feeling we all loved from the previous movies?#AskSinger
Singer: .@pluckthestrings It’s all in the cast. They are great actors who know their characters – who know how to bring them to life.

“Have you ever attempted Hugh Jackman’s legendary workout regimen?” –from Jacob Parker on Facebook
Singer: Someone tweeted that I was gaining weight, so I tried the workout… for a day.

Mystique has been a fun character to see in the movies. What can we expect to see from her in DOFP #ASKSINGER #XMEN
Singer: .@irturner She’s a much more hardened kick-ass character than she was in #FirstClass.

“What scene are you editing right now?” –From Kevin Lieu on Facebook
Singer: I’m tinkering with a piece in the opening that helps set up the story – but I’m in a good place with the cut. A bit ahead of schedule

“Mr. Singer, how would you characterize the tone and style of ‘Days of Future Past’?” –from Ben Ferguson on FB
Singer: Although there is a great deal of humor, the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes.

How many new x men characters are in the new film #XMen #AskSinger!
Singer: .@Jason_Payton82 A lot — Blink, Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath, Ink, Quicksilver, etc.

“Are there any practical jokers among the stars of Days Of Future Past? #XMen #AskSinger” –from Charlene John Crisp on Facebook
Singer: Yes. Two words. James. McAvoy. #IHaveTheFootageOnMyiPhone

#x-men #AskSinger What is it, do you think, that keeps drawing you back to the X-Men? Also… Welcome back!
Singer: .@TPF1138 I love the the characters. There’s always a new place to go in the #XMen universe. #TimeTravel #Sentinels

Is their any X-Men character that you haven’t used that you would like to? #AskSinger #XMen
Singer: .@Bmike3030 Yeah, Gambit, Deadpool, and a few others I’d rather not mention.

#xmen #AskSinger Stylistically, First Class echoed the Bond movies of the 60′s. Should we expect DoFP to echo 70′s cinema in some fashion?
Singer: .@TPF1138 Yes, in the colors, some of the style & music. I also used 16 & 8mm footage which I operated myself for some scenes which was fun.

“Will we finally get to see the sentinels in action?” –from Brandon Williams on Facebook
Singer: Yes.

So, nothing massively ground breaking, but it’s cool to know that Singer has at least thought about Deadpool and Gambit – my two favourite characters from that world. Give me that pair, not to mention Mr. Sinister, somewhere down the line and you’ve got me sold. It’s also worth noting, for those that were unsure, that we will definitely be seeing some Sentinels in action. Finally…

The DAYS OF FUTURE PAST comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan… and also likely down to the fact that the timeline that they have in place doesn’t really have Kitty Pryde in existence ‘back in the day.’

Forming quite the ensemble cast, the film sees James McAvoy as the younger Professor X, Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the younger Magneto, Ian McKellen as the older Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Omar Sy as Bishop, Fan Binbing as Blink, Lucas Till as Havok, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask and Josh Helman as a young William Stryker. It also seems as if Booboo Stewart will be playing Warpath, with an as yet unconfirmed role for Adan Canto. There’s also strong reports that James Marsden will be returning as Cyclops.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released on 23rd May, 2014.

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