[Movies] Bryan Singer Comments On Status Of Storm And Nightcrawler in X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.12.2013
Will they be back?
In an interview with MTV News, Bryan Singer spoke about the status of Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
He was only a producer on First Class and offered to direct the sequel when the original director, Matthew Vaughn, decided against it. Singer made the decision during post-production of Jack.
On using full-CGI characters in X-Men: "A CG Nick Hoult or a CG Ewan McGregor, maybe 20 years from now might be perfect, but it's a little tough on the eyes when it's not real. But I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in 'X-Men.' I don't want to say how, yet, but I'm definitely using some of this technology on 'X-Men,' which I never used in any of the other 'X-Men' films.
On the storyline including so many characters: "I don't want to say [who the protagonists are] yet, or talk about that yet, but I will say that every character has a very important function in the story. The story is designed and catered to the combined cast. It's not just throwing in people to occupy the screen, occupy the billboards. The story 'Days of Future Past,' and our version of 'Days of Future Past' is geared very much toward the mass cast and all their relationships and all their foibles and their achievements."
On Halle Berry returning to play Storm: "I can't say. I don't know yet. And it's not necessarily a deal making aspect at all. I want to make sure it'll make sense. But I love working with her."
Meanwhile, Singer also spoke with The Huffington Post, who questioned him about the status of Alan Cumming, who played Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United. Cumming previously stated he'd like to play the character again.
He said: "I don't know. We'll see. You know ... we'll see. I don't want to ... sometimes you don't want to say "yes" or "no" to something that may not be a "yes" or a "no," or anything. I haven't decided yet, a few things. I'm still, you know -- there are certain aspects of the script that I'm still toying with."
The movie features returning stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page in addition to First Class stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. It will be released on July 18, 2014.