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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Debuts Another Photo, Singer Drops New Details

x-men days of future past bryan singer traskEven as Bryan Singer releases a new photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past — this one of Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique in action — Empire is teasing a new interview in which the director reveals more details about the Fox sequel. Wait, make that “inbetwequel.”

Noting that his film isn’t a direct adaptation of the classic Chris Claremont/John Byrne Marvel Comics storyline, Singer explained how Days of Future Past ties into the previous installments of the franchise.

“I’d say it’s not a sequel to one of the others,” he said. “It’s an inbetwequel — that’s 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.”

He also addressed where the First Class versions of Professor X and Magneto are as the story kicks off. “They’re in a radically different place,” Singer said. “Charles is in a very dark hole when we meet him, and Erik has been gathering his power.”

In other character news, the director talked about Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. “She’s the prime facilitator — it’s her power that enables [time travel] to happen,” he confirmed. “But it’s Wolverine who has the strength and the stamina to be able to go back on this journey.”

Opening May 23, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Class also stars Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto and Josh Helman.


  • darksparkimus

    Sooooo freaking stupid… Kitty Pride suddenly has time travel powers!!! yeah right. Singer is overrated and has been dropping bomb after bomb since Superman Returns.

  • demoncat_4

    interesting take on the classic story though find that change to kitty powers that her phasing can also cause time travel to be a little out of left field . espically when other time travelers like bishop are in the film.

  • Jasper

    I’m curious as to when did Kitty get time traveling powers? I remember her running through objects in X-Men 3 while being chased by the Juggernaut. I would understand if Rogue got time traveling abilities, since she’s been borrowing several of mutants powers in the comics but Kitty? The only logical explanation is a power swap scenario or Kitty lost her phasing ability and was given this time travel power to save the future.


    “She’s the prime facilitator — it’s her power that enables [time travel] to happen,” he confirmed.

    At no point did he state that she has or develops time traveling abilities. Kitty can phase through solid matter. In science fiction terms, she can displace matter on a sub-atomic/quantum level. There are a variety of ways to establish how her powers facilitates time travel. According to basic principles of relativity, once you displace/move matter at a speed faster than light, time relative to that traveling matter begins to reverse. However, that matter will be converted to energy, but once that matter can regenerate itself fast enough, it cannot be destroyed.

  • lewis4510

    His description sounds like a cobbled together mishmash of a story. Which is fitting since the X-Men film continuity is a screwed up mess. A situation he caused when he bailed on the franchise after X-Men 2.

    I don’t know what the budget is but with such a bloated cast the box office needs to be huge to turn a profit.

  • Jehuty Grandius Ender

    Other than Superman Returns, what else did he mess up? I didn’t see
    Valkyrie yet, is it that bad?

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  • darksparkimus

    Yes to Valkyrie… also Jack the Giant Slayer and i didn’t think to highly of his attempt at the Munsters pilot Mockingbird Lane either.