Despite being a little under a year away from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, we’ve been getting a good bit of X-Men this summer. Not only was the cast assembled in the hallowed halls of San Diego Comic-Con this year, but Hugh Jackman also slipped on the claws for another go as Logan in ‘The Wolverine’. Currently, Bryan Singer is putting in a ton of work to get the sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class’ ready, but his cast is out and about working and chatting about the director’s return to the franchise after a long absence.
Recently, Wolverine himself was present at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting his upcoming film, ‘Prisoners’. While speaking to The Daily Beast, they managed to slip in some talk about his other movies like ‘Movie 43’, ‘Les Miserables’, and, of course, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. First, he spoke on the notion of combining the X-Men franchises together in one epic movie:
“I think some people are saying, ‘Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie,’ but the truth is that it’s a great script and Bryan is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all. He’s got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it’s his legacy. He’s a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that’s gone into it is incredible. I’m quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all. When I sat there on that panel at Comic Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, ‘This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled’… Apart from ‘Movie 43’. [Laughs]”
Then, before wrapping up the interview, he did drop a small hint about his interactions with Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and their characters’ relationship in the film:
“It’s fair to say we don’t get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that.”
I’m sure that I’m not the only one that wants to see those two throw down with each other, so hopefully Singer left some space open in his massive movie to make that happen. Besides that, what are you looking forward to seeing in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? What do you think about the humungous cast that Bryan Singer is putting together for the project? Let us know what’s on your mind in the comments below.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, and Even Peters hits theaters on July 18, 2014.