There is NO confirmation on whether Halle Berry‘s Storm or Alan Cummings‘ Nightcrawler will be returning for ‘Days of Future Past.’ Director Bryan Singer seems to still be working that part out. Here’s what he said in an interview with MTV:
“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. 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.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past will have some motion capture in it, and will be shot in 3D:
“I’ll probably use some of the motion-capture technology for certain things [in ‘Days of Future Past’],” he told CinemaBlend about the high gadgets from ‘Slayer’ that he might use again. “And of course the 3D technology. I’ll be shooting native stereo on ‘X-Men.’ ” Well, at least it won’t be converted right? Aside from that, Singer is pretty much remaining tightlipped regarding anything else about the followup, because he’s promising to push the genre envelope.
“There’s things that we’re going to do in this movie that haven’t been done in ‘X-Men’ films before. Stuff involving [time travel], and stuff involving certain technology, and certain science fiction aspects that haven’t been used before in an ‘X-Men’ film,” he said. “We’d like to keep some of that a surprise.”
Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine to have “large” part in this sequel. This is what Hugh said:
“I first heard about it around October or November ,” he notes. “I was literally finishing The Wolverine and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me.” The role was large and reunited him with many of the original cast. “There was no way I was not going to be part of that.” He says he still has not read a finished screenplay, however, and has seen only a synopsis of about eight pages.
Nicholas Hoult weighs in on his return to X-Men as Hank McCoy:
“I’m still waiting to see the script but I’ve spoken to Bryan briefly about the outline and what he wants from the character. I think Hank’s a really fascinating guy and the Jekyll and Hyde aspect of his personality so I think it’s really exciting and also going back with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman being involved with this one, it’s going to feel pretty much like an ‘X-Men’ movie I guess because those were the guys that I grew up watching in those films.”
Peter Dinklage is confirmed to join X-Men movie, however, the character he’ll be playing hasn’t been announced yet. Rumors speculating on him being the main villain – though this is still unconfirmed information!
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Bryan Singer confirms the timeline:
“Part of it takes place in the 1970s. And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice… There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.”