Ever since Empire debuted their 25 character covers
for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie the other day, a number of questions have been popping up from fans. Such as how does Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) have adamantium claws again after having his adamantium stripped from him at the end of "The Wolverine" movie, or why is Rogue (Anna Paquin) featured on one of the covers when previous reports stated that her role in the movie was cut?
Well in an interview with Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg which was also conducted by Empire magazine, they address these questions.
When it comes to Wolverine and his adamantium, Singer doesn't give a direct answer but he does hint that Magneto might have had something to do with that, "reconstitute the adamantium claws... [Wolverine] has a different relationship with Magneto, and perhaps Magneto could forge them."
As for Rogue, Kinberg says her role was reduced to better move along the pace of the story but that her part was not necessarily totally cut, "It does not mean that we won't see her in the film," Singer adds. "Also, I hope to make the sequence available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family. I 'm very pleased she will remain as one of Empire's anniversary covers."
Finally the pair dropped some clues for the next X-Men movie coming after Days of Future Past which is called "X-Men: Apocalypse."
"One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants," Singer says. "What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?"
"Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stores," Kinberg added. "We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it's a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it's a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally."
"more of a First Class sequel" and "It'll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what'll happen in that movie."
X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to be released in theaters on May 27, 2016.
Source: Empire via SHH