‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ filming is finally getting underway! Bryan Singer is back to direct (so we can all pretend that the third ‘X-Men’ movie didn’t exist) and has a few onset pictures for our enjoyment.

Above we have our first shot of Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Locutus of Borg Professor X. His costume is a fitting reminder of a future gone horribly, horribly wrong where the Borg humanity has plunged us all into a post apocalyptic future.

In the original 1980’s story line ‘Days of Future Past’ that this film is loosely based off of, humanity used the Sentinels (giant mutant hunting robots) to track down mutants and round them up in concentration camps. In this future, the United States of America has become a Sentinel run nation-state that is cutoff from the rest of the world. Though now in charge, the Sentinels appear to be looking to expand on their mutant hunting program to include other countries. The X-Men use a form of time travel as a way to send someone back into the past to prevent this future from happening. .

Ideally the time travel used in this film will also retcon the third film completely and still save mutants from extinction at the same time! (If anyone can pull it off I have faith that Bryan Singer can!) As the film is going to use the ‘original’ X-Men actors as well as some of the actors that played the same roles in ‘First Class,’ it’ll be interesting to see how they truly tie the films together and hopefully erase most of the continuity problems that exists in the franchise.

Currently in the film James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will be reprising their ‘First Class’ roles. From his own X-men films Singer has announced that Patrick Stewart, McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page will reprise their roles. Finally Peter Dinklage Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart have all joined the cast for the new film as well though their specific characters have not yet been announced.

The lower picture is the outside of Cerebro’s set construction. Obviously the inside will looks a little different as seen in previous iterations on film. The outside on set kind of looks like a giant metal egg, don’t you think?

What do you think of Singer’s images?

Source: Bryan Singer’s Twitter!