We knew that 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was going to be a time travel story that would somehow merge the universes of the original 'X-Men' films and 'X-Men: First Class,' but the most recent casting news suggests something more epic than we could have possibly imagined. A cavalcade of past mutant superheroes have officially joined the cast, deepening an already absurdly great ensemble.
It was just the other day that 'Jack the Giant Slayer,' Bryan Singer's updated story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' unveiled its latest poster with an up-close view (perhaps too close) of one of those butt-ugly giants. Now we've got four more of his buddies, each with its own unique poster, and in true movie marketing style, it seems as though they're counting down to something.
It has nothing to do with that other 'Twilight,' nor is it merely a series about a scary door, but 'The Twilight Zone' might be ready for a new generation. Sources are saying that acclaimed 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director Bryan Singer has closed a deal to update the sci-fi/horror classic anthology series for the modern generation (again), likely to land on CBS. What will Bryan Singer bring to a modern 'Twilight Zone?'
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is gonna be one hell of a superhero movie! The first installment of the 'First Class' series -- which starred Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor Xaviar), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) -- did gangbusters for fans of the comic books, but with the father of the franchise Bryan Singer on board to direct, he's combining these guys with the cast of 'X-Men' movies past to form one giant X-Men blowout. And just in case you were wondering, that also now officially includes Hugh Jackman!
Before Bryan Singer turns all his attention to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' with his ultimate all-star troupe of past and present 'X-Men' movie casts, he first must tie up loose ends with 'Jack the Giant Slayer.' Not too long ago, he finished cutting together the new trailer, which is now joined by an all-new poster featuring our hero strolling right into the giant's den... well, mouth.
Remember back when rumors of Patrick Stewart returning to future 'X-Men' movies as the beloved Professor Charles Xavier were circling, and then the actor pretty much confirmed them at the Montreal Comic Convention? Well, we didn't realize it'd be happening so soon! Actually... we kind of did, but we thought it would just be him. Turns out, Professor X will officially be appearing in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' along with another well-known character from previous 'X-Men' films.
Bryan Singer only recently discovered Twitter, and already he's following the behavior of fellow director Darren Aronofsky in that he's keeping us updated on all his latest movie projects. While we continue to wait for the latest news on his return to the 'X-Men' franchise in 'Days of Future Past,' Singer has revealed he's working on a new 'Jack the Giant Slayer' trailer and has shelled out some pics from it. But when will it hit?
It was great to hear that Bryan Singer would be returning to the 'X-Men' movie franchise for the upcoming 'X-Men: First Class 2' (dubbed 'Days of Future Past'). We were all thrown a bit off balance when the originally planned director Matthew Vaughn very randomly bowed out, but we feel the 'X-Men' and 'X2' director is more than qualified to handle things from here on out.
However, with all the changes 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has been through, will Singer be able to pull things together for the initially planned January 2013 production start date? Unless he's somehow acquired mutant abilities to turn back time, the answer is no.