In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, filmmaker Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X2, had some words to say about his upcoming time travel heavy movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.
In regards to the time travel focus of the original comic and his movie:
“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 wtih them. That’s why 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.”
On how close the movie will be to the comic:
“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.”
On how Days of Future Past will fit in with all of the other x-Men movies:
“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.”
Brian Singer has already confirmed that Days of Future Past, slated to hit theaters July 18, 2014, will include cast from several different X-Men movies.
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