The “Back to the Future” of X-Men installments continues on. Fans have high expectation for this project, hoping that the size and scope does not crush the underlying story. “Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer does have encouraging words for the X-Men fans that want the ship righted.
“So it’ll be very much, it’s not so much a sequel, it’s more of its own kind of thing,” says Singer. Whether or not it means an overall reset, he answers: “Some things… I’ll be able, you know, to correct a few things.” Whether that means nullifying “X-Men 3” or “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is up to the deft work of online speculation.
Nicholas Hoult, who will reappear as Hank McCoy/Beast, said he was excited and looking forward to working with the likes of Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen. “As much as it felt like a real ‘X Men’ film last time, because we were all a new cast it almost felt like it didn’t, whereas doing one with those guys is going to feel very much like…” says Hoult.
Singer and Hoult have currently collaborated for their newest release, “Jack the Giant Slayer.” The film is a modern interpretation of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale and will be released the first of March. It will also feature the acting work of Eleanor Tomlinson who plays the princess, as well as Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci.
The much anticipated and star-studded “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be arriving in theaters as of July 2014.