[Movies] Bryan Singer And Simon Kinberg Talk X-Men: Days Of Future Past: Rogue's Appearance, Wolverine's Claws and More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.30.2014
Some updates on the film...
In the latest issues of Empire, the magazine (via Superhero Hype) spoke with X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and executive producer Simon Kinberg on several unanswered questions regarding the upcoming movie, as well as X-Men: Apocalypse.
Singer on how Wolverine gets his claws back after The Wolverine: "[Magneto could] reconstitute the adamantium claws… [Wolverine] has a different relationship with Magneto, and perhaps Magneto could forge them."
Kinberg on the sequence featuring Rogue that was cut: "It was one real sequence in the movie. We felt like it was taking tension out of the main story drive."
Singer on why Rogue got a Empire magazine cover if she's not in the film: "It does not mean that we won't see her in the film. 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."
Singer on the idea of ancient mutants: "One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants. 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?"
Kinberg on Apocalypse: "Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stores. 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."
Singer on which cast will be in X-Men: Apocalypse: [It's] more of a First Class sequel. It'll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what'll happen in that movie."
Singer on the rumors that Apocalypse will be an alien that possesses Magneto: "That's not the case, and nor will that particular thing be in the film. People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It's odd. I don't know where that came from."
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on May 23. It stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit. Apocalypse will arrive on May 27, 2016.