So, what is “X-Men: Days Of Future Past“? The ultimately comic book team up movie or something more steeped in genre? For director Bryan Singer, it’s the latter that piqued his interest when approaching the sequel.
“….this one actually delves into being a time travel movie. Once I took on that and figured out a methodology for it, I embraced the fact that like ‘Time Machine,’ ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘Terminator,’ ‘Looper,’ I’m now in that world or trench, but it’s a very fun opportunity to see maybe this is a future,” he told Collider. “When you see the X-Men in this future, it’s almost like you start off and it’s sort of a dreary ‘maybe’ future, it’s one you hope didn’t happen, maybe it won’t happen, and that’s kind of what it feels like. So I went full out, that’s why it’s very dark and they’re all militant and I wanted to make sure they all looked like they’d been fighting a war for ten years.”
And that war finds two generations of mutants coming together in ‘Days Of Future Past,’ with a brand new trailer dropping today to see how the gap is bridged. From the new class led by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, to their older selves played by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, plus the scores of mutants from past and present, Singer has a lot of balls in the air on this one. Can he pull it off?
Find out on May 23rd—watch below.