In the new issue of Empire
they spoke to Bryan Singer, and asked him every possible question about X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Below is what Singer decided tell them which may contain some spoilers to some readers.
The new movie is going to be the biggest X-Movie to be made. "It takes place in the future and the past and then all over the world, from Russia to China, then France, and Washington, New York,"
Singer says. "Itís got scope, but most of the scope is in the breadth of the story."
It's not a straight adaptation as the Days Of Future Past as the storyline for the movie is inspired by the classic Chris Claremont/John Byrne comic-book, which takes place in a possible future where mutant kind has been virtually wiped out by giant robots called Sentinels. A rogue group of X-fugees, led by Wolverine and Storm, try to save the future by changing the past, so they send one of their number back in time to hook up with the early X-Men.
In the comic book, Ellen Page as Shadowcat is the character who goes back but in the movie that changes. "Sheís the prime facilitator ó itís her power that enables that to happen,"
reveals Singer. "But itís Wolverine who has the strength and the stamina to be able to go back on this journey."
Also the comic doesnít feature Professor X or Magneto, but Days Of Future Past, the movie, operates as a follow-up to X-Men: First Class and the original trilogy. "Iíd say itís not a sequel to one of the others,"
says Singer. "Itís an inbetwequel ó thatís what I call it, for lack of a better word. It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class."
Long story short, it features two sets of Professor Xs and Magnetos: the Patrick Stewart-plus-Ian McKellen vintage, and the James McAvoy-plus-Michael Fassbender models introduced in First Class. "Theyíre in a radically different place,"
explains Singer. "Charles is in a very dark hole when we meet him, and Erik has been gathering his power."
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently scheduled to open in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.