In keeping with his Twitter tradition, Bryan Singer is breaking more casting news about his next film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The picture he posted today shows a wall full of headshots of the people he’s cast so far. Now you may recognize many of the faces, but there are a couple of faces on the wall that offer some new clues about who else might be part of the team in the upcoming film.
First, you may recognize the semi-familiar face of Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in both X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. It looks like he’ll be back for Days, which, with the exception of Kelsey Grammer, more or less rounds out the X-Men team that was seen at the end of The Last Stand.
There are also two new faces on the wall. One belongs to Boo Boo Stewart, but no word on who he’s going to play. The second new face is Fan Bingbing, a Chinese actress who’s starred in films like Battle of the Warriors and Double Xposure. Bingbing is reported to be playing Blink, a teleporting mutant who was introduced in “The Phalanx Covenant” storyline in the X-Men titles, but became popular as a regular in the “Age of Apocalypse” series.
New and returning actors for Days of Future Past include: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy and Halle Berry.
More news as it develops.
Source: Coming Soon
In an ironic twist of events nearly seven years ago, it seems that Bryan Singer is stepping in to replace Matthew Vaughn as the director of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Back in 2005, it was Vaughn who was taking over for Singer to direct X-Men: The Last Stand until Vaughn passed at the 11th hour and Brett Ratner took over. And we all know how well that turned out.
To bring you up to speed, it was announced that Vaughn had stepped down as director to the sequel of X-Men: First Class last week. Fox has this show on a pretty tight schedule, and developments seemed to be occurring fast and furiously. Vaughn’s departure might have gummed up that progress, but if Singer’s swinging in to save the day the film looks to stay on track for its July 18, 2014 release date.
So is this good news? I can’t see why not?
First off, Singer directed what is arguable the best X-Men movie, X2: X-Men United. Second, he’s remained very involved in the franchise having produced First Class and was, at one point, actually contemplated directing it. Thirdly, odds are good that with Jack the Giant Slayer coming out March 1, 2013, Singer’s got some time to fill, and maybe he’s ready to return to the X-Universe for real.
In the meantime, Vaughn is in negotiations to remain on with Days, but in a producing capacity.
More news as it develops.
While I know we are all eagerly anticipating the arrival of X-Men: First Class it seems 20th Century Fox hasn’t given up hope on continuing the X-Men series began by Bryan Singer. There has been some pretty significant talk about a sequel to 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and that this fourth film would lead into a fifth. This comes in light of the news that Fox is trying to push out other Marvel movies as quickly as possible, Deadpool for example.
Producer Laura Shuler Donner said in the latest issue of Empire Magazine that Fox is planning to turn X-Men: First Class into it’s own series and they still have hopes of continuing the first X-Men film franchise. Apparently a treatment for X-Men 4 was brought to the studio and was well received. And of course this fourth film would be leading into a fifth because heaven forbid Hollywood makes a movie nowadays that doesn’t require a sequel.
I’m surprised and not so surprised there’s talk of an X-Men 4, as well as I wouldn’t want them to try but I would like that series to go out on a higher note. X-Men 3 was a disaster plagued by too many characters to many plot lines, many of which were rushed to be resolved by the end of the film. My particular favorite part is the mishandling of Cyclop’s death, a scene that becomes hilarious when other characters don’t even seem to notice he’s dead until they realize Jean’s become a super-powerful, psycho bitch. But X-Men and X2 were great! I loved the casting and would give anything to see Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan reprise their roles as Xavier and Magneto. Which give me a little hope for X-Men 4 because the two giant cliffhangers were Xavier not really being dead and Magneto not really losing his powers.
What do you guys think, would you shell out to see a sequel to the dismal X3?
source: Cinema Blend