Many fans are incredibly excited at the prospect of Bryan Singer once again stepping behind the camera to direct a new X-Men movie, one in which the casts of the original trilogy and the revamped ‘X-Men: First Cast’ combine onscreen. Singer directed the first two, much-revered ‘X-Men’ movies. Unfortunately, he stepped away from the franchise to direct ‘Superman Returns’ and was replaced by the… well, less visionary director Brett Ratner. The resulting third film, not to mention ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘ were not well received by fans.
The new film loosely adapts the classic story arc ‘Days of Future Past’ from the comic books, originally written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Byrne. The original tale depicted a nightmarish future in which the surviving mutants of the world were packed into hellish concentration camps, monitored by towering lethal robots called Sentinels. In a last ditch effort to save their race, the surviving mutants elect to send one of their members to the past to alter history. In the original books, this was Kitty Pryde, but we already know that in the new movies, the more marketable Wolverine takes her place, leaving the “adult” original cast to join forces with the younger “First Class” actors.
Singer states that getting the opportunity to work with the newer cast members was a big incentive for him to return to the franchise and it appears that the newer actors were pretty psyched to get to work with the legendary older actors.
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Unfortunately, we already know that the older characters only make brief cameos at the beginning of the film and that most of them don’t survive those few minutes. But in addition to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Patrick Stewart’s older Professor X and Ian McKellan’s Magneto play larger roles.
Are you excited to see what Singer has cooked up for this sequel?
Source: Screen Rant