If you've read 'Days of Future Past,' then you know Kitty Pryde and the Sentinels play a significant role. Thankfully, Mark Millar, the creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's Marvel movies, has implied we'll get a good deal of both in X-Men: Days of Future Past!
In the source material, Kitty Pryde is sent back into her younger body in order to prevent the bleak future from happening. Speaking with SFX, Millar claims fans of the character will be happy with her role.
Ach, I cannae get into that [laughs]. As soon as I say something it will turn into a big internet story. Let me put it this way though: Kitty Pryde fans will not be disappointed.
He also dishes out plenty of info on the Sentinels and what it's like to finally see them take a more prominent role.
I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema whereas they’re having to pay $100 million to deliver it. So I’m delighted [laughs].”
Additionally, Millar praises director Bryan Singer's abilities, saying he's the man to properly juggle all of the players in this film. There's certainly quite a few since we're diving into past and future X-Men, and who knows if we'll see Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, too.
Just look at these first two X-Men movies: despite the huge cast of characters it all came together really well. These two movies never felt like overload and the balance was really, really good. On the other hand I thought the third film felt crowded, but then Singer is excellent at working with ensemble casts. So with this one I feel it is all fine. I have read the screenplay and it doesn’t feel rushed and it doesn’t feel like it is too many characters.
Check out the full interview for additional tidbits on the film and his thoughts on Marvel spin-offs. You'll be interested to hear he speaks his mind about The Dark Knight Rises and is clearly displeased with one part. He even shares a bit on Kick-Ass and Dredd as well.