Bryan Singer really seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. The noted director recently announced on Twitter that he has cast Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which somewhat thwarted Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon’s plans to include the speedster in The Avengers 2. What’s Singer up to when he’s not causing a stir? Oh, he’s just teasing his newest installment, same as always. The filmmaker spoke to SFX and an explained some of his thoughts regarding his latest film.
“It’s not just another X-Men film; it’s not just about the combined cast as there will be certain technologies and other stuff that we haven’t seen before in the X-Men films. There are also issues of time and we’re messing about with that,” he says of the inclusion of some of the cast from the original trilogy, “I think we’ve got it figured out. I pitched it to James Cameron when I was in New Zealand last year and he said, ‘Yes, that makes sense.’”
It’s good to know there will be new additions to the most recent film in the X-Men franchise, otherwise it would be considered a dull affair, wouldn’t you agree? Singer also elaborated on Kitty Pride’s role and how it affects the overall plot.
“We also wanted to play with the notion of different times and stuff like the way that time affects destinies. It enables the film to not just be a sequel to First Class or X-Men 3 but to actually be its own thing.”
The large ensemble cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry, among many others. It will hit theaters on July 18, 2014.