Bryan Singer Teases X-Men: Days Of Future Past

In issue #236 of SFX we talk to director Bryan Singer about X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Due for release July next year, X-Men: Days of Future Past is already causing a stir. Singer shares with SFX just why the newest instalment is the most exciting yet.

“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.’”

“We wanted an opportunity to bring some of the favourite older and younger characters together,” says Singer. Not only are Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and a whole host of the original trilogies cast returning to star but Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) is set to make an appearance, rumoured to be playing villainous Bolivar Trask.

The original comic sees a Future Kitty Pryde going back in time to change a her dystopian future. The film is set to follow much of the same storyline. “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.”

You can grab your copy of issue #236 from the 29 May.