Bryan Singer has been pretty vocal and open about his upcoming project, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and so far we know that the cast is not only tremendous (we'll see plenty of familiar faces in this next film), but also that the scope of the movie might deal with both the past and the future. In a recent interview with Digital Spy the X-Men director discussed his plans for the upcoming film, revealing that this next movie will have a very large cast and that he will be introducing some brand new elements into the franchise that fans haven't seen before.
When asked about the tone of this next film and whether it will be "darker," Singer maintained a rather vague answer, not specifying whether or not the tone will be darker, but reinforcing the idea that the movie will feature some elements that are both new and different. The director explained that in general, the film will fall in line similarly to his previous X-Men movies but that this one will include some "sci-fi" elements.
I have a certain style when I approach X-Men films, this one is going to be a much larger canvas that takes place during multiple times…it also has an enormous cast and there is also some technologies…some science fiction aspects to it that we haven't seen yet in X-men and X-men films, but I'll probably bring a bit of my own tone, my old school tone to this one. I'm very excited about it.
The sci-fi elements will likely deal with (if we had to guess) the time travel aspect of this film which is something that we'll likely see. This might explain why we'll be seeing both versions of Charles Xavier (played by both James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan). It is no wonder, then, that the interviewer asked about Magneto's character and his significance in the upcoming film now that the character has become "evil." So, how will Singer approach Magneto in Days Of Future Past? It seems the director will be focusing on the relationship between Charles and Mags that has been cultivated from the very start of the X-Men franchise.
Because I have both Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender in the picture you'll deal with both sides of the point of view and it really explores the relationship between Xavier and Magneto: where it came from and where it's going.
So where is it going and will these two be forced to work together? It will certainly be interesting to see how Singer molds an intricate storyline like Days of Future Past into a film that fits with the previous X-Men movies. What do you think of the news? Are you looking forward to the release of X-Men: Days Of Future Past on July 18th, 2014? What would you like to see?
According to a recent interview with actor James McAvoy who plays Professor Xavier, actor Alan Cumming will be making his return to the X-Men franchise to reprise the role of Nightcrawler.
Alan Cumming has said, "No, they haven't [asked me to return]…I know the one that's coming up shoots this Spring, but I wouldn't be available anyways."