Bryan Singer is busy working on X-Men: Days of Future Past, and while plot details are relatively sparse (even if you know the comics on which they’ll be based), the director has been sharing photos from the set on his Twitter feed and opening up a little about his process to the press.
Knowing that he has to bridge X-Men: First Class to his existing X-Men trilogies, Singer spoke about how he’ll explore Magneto’s story arc, saying to Digital Spy:
“Because I have both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender in the picture, you'll deal with both sides of that point of view and it really explores the relationship between Xavier and Magneto and the evolution of that relationship, where it came from and where it's going.”
Halle Berry, meanwhile, went on Jay Leno to confirm that she’s coming back as Storm in the sequel:
But Alan Cumming says that, despite swirling rumors, he has NOT been asked to return to the series as Nightcrawler (according to ComicBookMovie).
Interestingly enough, Singer also said that he has not been working with Fox’s creative consultant Mark Millar, despite the fact that Millar’s supposed to be overseeing all comic book properties. He says to Bleeding Cool:
“I’ve not spoken to Mark Millar at all. He’s not involved. I don’t know what his role is about. All I know is that I have my own specific beliefs about how to take this universe forward. I started with the first X-Men, then First Class and now I am combining them and I think it could go further than that and I have some ideas about that, so perhaps he should chat to me at some point.”
I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. At least we know that Singer can handle the X-Men universe, with or without Millar’s output. Days of Future Past is working toward a July 18, 2014 release date.
- Marc Webb’s still filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York City, and fans captured on cell phones the first meeting between Peter Parker’s love interests, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley). The video can’t be embedded, but if you want to watch a spoilery clip, click here.
- The soldiers of G.I. Joe: Retaliation are gearing up for battle, meaning that the movie’s going to roar into theaters on March 29. To help audiences prepare for the sequel, G.I. Joe newcomer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has recorded a promo video for Yahoo Movies calling everyone into action. Check it out below:
- Finally, Superman and Lois Lane grace the cover of Total Film. They’re staring at … something. Find out what when Man of Steel opens on June 14: