Bryan Singer Consults with James Cameron on Time Travel and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The filmmaker confirms his sequel will bring together the casts of ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’.
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Bryan Singer Consults with James Cameron on Time Travel and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Bryan Singer has consulted with James Cameron for X-Men: Days of Future Past time travel scenes Many fans were pleased when original X-Men director Bryan Singer stepped in to take the helm on X-Men: Days of Future Past, after Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) bowed out. The filmmaker confirmed a report from earlier this month, that his sequel will include cast members from all four movies, while also revealing he has consulted with director James Cameron in regards to the time travel elements.

"It's epic. I don't think people realize how big this movie is going to be. We get to bring both casts together. We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick with them. That's why The Terminator and Back to The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible."

The director also revealed he is taking into account every one of the past X-Men movies (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: First Class) in crafting the story for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

"I'm taking into account every movie - I'm not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. I'm taking into account the entire universe as it's been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so there's some clean-up. But ultimately I'm not just ignoring them either."

He also spoke about how closely this superhero sequel follows the comic books.

"It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it's like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie."

Over the weekend, the filmmaker revealed on his Twitter page that Ellen Page is returning as Kitty Pride, Anna Paquin is back as Rogue, and Shawn Ashmore is reprising his role as Iceman. The director stated that he plans to use his Twitter page to reveal more news about the upcoming adventure.

"I'll be using Twitter as an avenue. I think Twitter is an amazing thing. Very often something gets out there in the rumor-sphere, and people start building up an impression of something that might not be right. So what I want to do is just little by little drop out whatever information is official."

When asked if he plans on using another "F-bomb" like in X-Men: First Class, the director revealed they have another use of the F-word in store for this sequel.

"We're going to have another one in this one. We have another one coming up!"

X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on the Days of Future Past comic book arc by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, which follows the mutants as they are hunted down by Sentinels in an alternate future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014.


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  • azador • 3 years ago

    So glad Singer is back. X-2 was by the far the best of the original trilogy.


    • gorobe • 3 years ago

      Geekgasm in waiting.


      • raoulduke33 • 3 years ago

        Oh my God, this is all just too much. I'm so excited for this and The Wolverine. They've had 5 movies to work out the kinks and I hope they f*cking nail it with these two.


        • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

          Since when did James Cameron become the all-singing, all-dancing authority on time travel?


          • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

            @ROFLitschristian Cameron's a genius. But lets agree to disagree :P


            • skywise • 3 years ago

              There isnt a whole lot of time travel in the comic book. In fact there is no physical time travel at all. Just the psyche of one person.

              Doesnt seem that hard to figure out.


              • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                @felipe-11 Oh yeah, I trust Singer. But I don't want a single ounce of Cameron's influence on this movie. Cameron's a douche!


                • shuabert • 3 years ago

                  Love it. I am getting really excited for this movie. I hope Singer can pull it all together. So far I'm a pretty big fan of most of his filmography.


                  • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                    Awesome, no one knows their time travel like James Cameron ;)

                    @ROFLitschristian stop being such a whiner, they were probably just talking and throwing ideas around as friends. Plus after Superman Returns and this upcoming Jack the Giant bullsh*t, I think the only one to worry about is Singer himself (even though I trust him).


                    • mr-k • 3 years ago

                      Can't wait. But still, if they're gonna bring Beast back, please make him look better than First Class.


                      • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                        And for the first time, I've lost a bit of hype for this movie. F*ckin' James Cameron.


                        • undeadslayer4 • 3 years ago

                          nice it better not be another ripe off like the last stand


                          • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                            This thing is going to be like four hours long...


                            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                              ....Next piece of news, it will be in 3D


                              • therealGoku • 3 years ago

                                Sounds good to me! Just hope it's not overwhelming


                                • moviemaniac66 • 3 years ago



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