Jan. 28, 2013
Bryan Singer talked at great length with Empire Magazine about the new X-Men movie and how he is planning on bringing all of the X Franchises together.
"It's epic. I don't think people realize how big this movie's going to be. We get to bring both casts together. We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick wtih them. That's why Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible."
He also talks about finding a balance between staying faithful to the source material and creating a film of this magnitude.
"It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so itís like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie."
Bryan Singer also answers some of the fans main concern about which films are canon, and which he will dismiss. Spoiler Alert, he is taking into account the events of X-Men The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Both films were deeply criticized by fans and movie critics alike.
"Iím taking into account every movie Ė Iím not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. Iím taking into account the entire universe as itís been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so thereís some clean-up. But ultimately Iím not just ignoring them either."
As a die hard fan boy of the Phoenix Saga, I hope that the cleanup he speaks of is in relationship to Ratner's interpretation of it in The Last Stand. And that we can see a true representation of it on the big screen again. After all, they rebooted Spiderman in 5 years!
Anyway, according to the director, if you want to get the latest info, stick to twitter, that's how he has been communicating about the movie and doesn't intend to stop using it. But of course we hope you follow us here or on Facebook to get the latest!
"Iíll be using Twitter as an avenue. I think Twitter is an amazing thing. Very often something gets out there in the rumour-sphere, and people start building up an impression of something that might not be right. So what I want to do is just little by little drop out whatever information is official."
X-Men Days of Future Past is expected to be released on July 18, 2014.