[Movies] Bryan Singer Talks About X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.19.2014
The director sheds some light on it...
In an interview with IGN from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer spoke about the new film and what fans can expect from it. Here are highlights:
On if the time travel movie will allow them to bring characters back to life: "It could possibly. I don't want to give that away. I will say in terms of the way that we play the characters, we're using those [original] movies. We're not in an alternate universe. We're respecting the continuity the best we can of the previous movies. It's not easy bringing a certain character back to life, but we're doing our best."
On combining the original and First Class casts: "It originally began with discussions Matthew Vaughn and I had, where we felt the fans, as much as they love seeing new characters, fans also like to be anchored in the familiar. So it was a way of doing something kind of special, and doing a movie that isn't particularly a sequel or a prequel or, as I call it, sort of an inbetween-quel. And the Days of Future Past framework was a really great jumping off point as that was always such a popular book."
On Quicksilver appearing in Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron: "He was in our script quite early. It's a part of the script, it's not throughout the whole picture. But it was something I hadn't seen before. Super speed has been played with in a lot of movies -- Twilight uses it. … I had some ideas of how to do the power, the speed, that I hadn't seen before. It's very developmental, dealing with super high speed photography and stuff like that [including POV shots]. So yeah, he's a fun character. … [His Walkman] is modelled after the first portable tape player which was invented by another guy who sued Sony! So that's his design; it's an homage to it. [laughs]."