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.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hugh Jackman likes to talk. He likes to talk a lot. You can't blame the guy for getting excited about his projects (he does get to play a superhero on a regular basis, after all), but he's getting close to Michael Caine levels of hype-infused bean-spilling. The Jackman "Talking Things Up Tour" continued this week, with the star answering a few questions about the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
'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!
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' won't begin shooting until April, 2013 but that doesn't mean we can't already start bringing you photos from behind-the-scenes! Director Bryan Singer (who also directed the first two 'X-Men' films) revealed a first look at the film's finished script yesterday and what does it tell us about the film? Let's find out!
Holy Snikt! Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is not only offering the new Magneto Michael Fassbender and Professor X James McAvoy along with the original versions played by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, it looks like Hugh Jackman may be joining the cast for his seventh go-around as Wolverine.
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.
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.
Comic books have pretty much dominated the movie world with fun-to-watch (if not incredible) film adaptations of the X-Men, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four story lines, to name just a few. Marvel Studios is currently in the middle of a renaissance of sorts when its box office hit 'The Avengers' becoming one of the top movies of summer 2012, thereby making the branched-off movies ('Iron Man,' 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' 'The Hulk') equally epic.
While Marvel is focusing now on the upcoming 'The Avengers 2,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and all the various sequels of the individual Avenger members, 20th Century Fox has some plans of its own. The studio has decided to bring on board comic book writer and 'Kick-Ass 2' creator Mark Millar as creative consultant for all the upcoming Marvel-adapted movies.