If the post credit clip from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was not enough, 20th Century Fox debuted 23 new international character art images for the film and ScienceFiction.com has them here for you!
The film is based on the 1980 comic arc by written by Chris Claremont, John Byrne with art by Terry Austin. Those familiar with that story remember that it was Shadowcat that went back in time to warn the X-Men. While in the original version of the script Kitty was written as the bearer of bad news, scribe Simon Kinberg explained why that’s not what we’ll see on the big screen:
“We made the decision for a lot of reasons, some of them obvious and some of them more nuanced, to make it Wolverine who goes back in time. One reason is that he’s the protagonist of the franchise, and probably the most beloved character to a mass audience. Probably the bigger reason is that when we started thinking about the logistical realities of Kitty’s consciousness being sent back in time, to her younger self, as opposed to her physical body being sent back.. It was impossible. Obviously in the book it’s Kitty… But you’re talking about an actress (Ellen Page) who, in the age of Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, would have been negative 20 years old. So we started thinking again, and the first reflex response to that was a character who doesn’t age. Wolverine is the only character who would looks the same in 1973 as he does in the future.”
As for the time travel, director Bryan Singer consulted with sci-fi verteran James Cameron and stated in an interview with Empire Magazine how the string theory plays an important part in the film:
“Until an object is observed, it hasn’t really happened yet. The time-traveller whose consciousness travels through time I call The Observer, and until the Observer returns to where he travelled from, the result hasn’t occurred yet. So he can muck about in the past and it isn’t until he snaps back that the new future is set. As a result, we have parallel action, and there’s underlying tension because there’s always that threat Wolverine’s consciousness could return to the future and leave the world in an even darker place.”
There is much anticipation for this Marvel release starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit.
Check out the new character art below!
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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ will be in theaters on May 23, 2014.