Although Bryan Singer is currently on a press junket to promote his film ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, talk always seems to come around to the next film he’ll be directing, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Singer doesn’t seem to mind, though, as has been very forthcoming with his plans with the film.
Previous rumors had the film set in the 1970’s, 11 years after the events of ‘X-Men: First Class’. Up until now, all this was speculation but Singer was able to confirm this and added that movie goers will be seeing a former president in the film too:
“Part of it takes place in the 1970s. And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice… There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.”
To say this film will be epic is putting it mildly. Currently Singer is going over the script before sending it off to the actors. “I start shooting April 15th in Montreal,” said Singer, “probably until October. It’s a big movie. It’ll be the biggest movie I’ve ever made.”
It’s well known that ‘Day of Future Past’ will be based on the X-Men comic book arc but don’t expect a play by play on the big screen. Singer has said that he plans on taking some liberties with the storyline but does promise the time-travel aspect will show up on screen:
“Well you have to capture the essence of those stories, and if you try to do every single detail that’s in this story, that can be too much for a movie. But if you can grab the essence of that story and those characters, and then realize it’s a movie it’s not a comic book so there are certain parameters that are different, it’ll still be satisfying to fans and non-fans.”
“This movie will also deal with destiny, the choices we made, the people we were– how the people we were when we were young affects the world we have to live in in the future, and what if we could go back and change that.”
Speaking of going back and changing things, one of the problems fans have had with the ‘X-Men’ franchise was the continuity among the films. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ may actually change all that. When asked if his film would be a reset of sorts, Singer enigmatically responded “I’ll be able to correct a few things.”
Movie goers will see what corrections he’s made when ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is released on July 18, 2014.