The biggest X-Men movie of all time, X-Men: Days of Future Past is on the horizon, and it’s director, Bryan Singer, took to various forms of social media to answer questions that fans had about the upcoming film. If the short teaser that was released last week wasn’t enough to solidify the epicness of this movie, some of Singer’s replies surely should do the trick.
With such a kick-ass ensemble cast, there’s no doubt that this movie isn’t one you’re going to want to miss if you’re a fan of the mutants. I haven’t been keeping up on the movie too much, and I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out with such an abundance of major characters battling for the spotlight, but with the addition of the Sentinels and a whole slew of new mutants, I’ve got no choice but to go see this for the sheer cluster-fuck. In all seriousness though, it is an intriguing concept that I’m excited to see Bryan Singer bring to life, and I’m welcoming the darker tone that he claims this film will bring. Be sure to check out the questions that Singer answered below; there are some funny and interesting little tidbits in there (I want to see that footage).
This movie hits theaters on May 23, 2014, and be sure check back here on Nerd Bastards tomorrow for the first official Days of Future Past trailer.
“Can you give us another hint at what we might see in the full trailer tomorrow?” –from Neil Sutton on Facebook
Bryan Singer: Tomorrow’s trailer is primarily a character piece, as most of our VFX are not yet finished.
FB fan Vlad Micu asks: “How was it to bring the cast of the original X-Men and the cast of X-Men First Class together in the same Movie?”
Singer: Awesome, and slightly intimidating.
#AskSinger #XMen was it challenging working with such a big varying cast?
Singer: .@lawrencer_ I was real comfortable with the original cast and knew the #FirstClass cast as a writer/producer but not yet as a director. With the exception of @NicholasHoult of course — but they were all fantastic and made the experience fun.
“What was the funniest moment on set with the entire cast?” –from Daniel Long on Facebook
Singer: In between shooting a serious scene on Xavier’s private jet, Michael, Nick, Hugh and James dancing to #BlurredLines #IHaveTheFootage
How does this movie make itself new and fresh, while still keeping the traditional feeling we all loved from the previous movies?#AskSinger
Singer: .@pluckthestrings It’s all in the cast. They are great actors who know their characters – who know how to bring them to life.
“Have you ever attempted Hugh Jackman’s legendary workout regimen?” –from Jacob Parker on Facebook
Singer: Someone tweeted that I was gaining weight, so I tried the workout… for a day.
Mystique has been a fun character to see in the movies. What can we expect to see from her in DOFP #ASKSINGER #XMEN
Singer: .@irturner She’s a much more hardened kick-ass character than she was in #FirstClass.
“What scene are you editing right now?” –From Kevin Lieu on Facebook
Singer: I’m tinkering with a piece in the opening that helps set up the story – but I’m in a good place with the cut. A bit ahead of schedule
“Mr. Singer, how would you characterize the tone and style of ‘Days of Future Past’?” –from Ben Ferguson on FB
Singer: Although there is a great deal of humor, the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes.
How many new x men characters are in the new film #XMen #AskSinger!
Singer: .@Jason_Payton82 A lot — Blink, Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath, Ink, Quicksilver, etc.
“Are there any practical jokers among the stars of Days Of Future Past? #XMen #AskSinger” –from Charlene John Crisp on Facebook
Singer: Yes. Two words. James. McAvoy. #IHaveTheFootageOnMyiPhone
#x-men #AskSinger What is it, do you think, that keeps drawing you back to the X-Men? Also… Welcome back!
Singer: .@TPF1138 I love the the characters. There’s always a new place to go in the #XMen universe. #TimeTravel #Sentinels
Is their any X-Men character that you haven’t used that you would like to? #AskSinger #XMen
Singer: .@Bmike3030 Yeah, Gambit, Deadpool, and a few others I’d rather not mention.
#xmen #AskSinger Stylistically, First Class echoed the Bond movies of the 60’s. Should we expect DoFP to echo 70’s cinema in some fashion?
Singer: .@TPF1138 Yes, in the colors, some of the style & music. I also used 16 & 8mm footage which I operated myself for some scenes which was fun.
“Will we finally get to see the sentinels in action?” –from Brandon Williams on Facebook
Singer: Yes. 🙂