New X-MEN: DOFP Details: No Scarlet Witch, Thoughts On Cyclops, Bald Wolverine & More

No, Logan won't be bald in this movie -- but that's how Russell Crowe wanted to play him when he had the chance in the first X-Men! At a Q&A at the The Fantasia International Film Festival Bryan Singer revealed some new and interesting details on Days Of Future Past..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/6/2013
Director Bryan Singer did a Q&A at The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this evening and JoBlo.com had someone on hand to report on the juicy details. Singer first screened the X-Men: Days Of Future Past footage from SDCC before revealing a bit more about the movie, as well as a great many other things -- including his thoughts on Man Of Steel, an argument with an editor on X-Men and Russell Crowe's stipulation for playing Wolverine. You can read about all of that at the link below, but we're bringing you the new info on DOFP. Here are some of the bullet points as they appear over at JoBlo.



The film will be shot in native 3D.

No Scarlet Witch in Days of Future Past.

William Stryker will be in Days of Future Past. Josh Helman is playing him.

Not the brightest X-Men movie, but it has a good message, trying to right wrongs.

Most of the movie takes place in 1973. Future segments are 10 years after X3.

You find the characters in very different places that you saw them in First Class. Shows then becoming who they have to be.

Remembers Russell Crowe saying he'd play Wolverine - but only if he could play him bald. Didn't work.

Thoughts on Cyclops demise in X3: Wishes he could bring him back. Wasn't happy with that choice. Could justify bringing Xavier back because he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness. Was however, happy about some things- like the casting of Ellen Page.


Some great stuff there. How do you guys feel about Quicksilver appearing without his very significant sibling? Do Singer's comments on Cyclops give you hope that the character will appear again in the X-Men franchise? Would you have taken Russell Crowe as Logan if he was gonna lose that trademark barnet? Days Of Future Past is set for release on May 23, 2014.


Source: JoBlo
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DaenerysTargaryen - 8/6/2013, 6:21 AM
Good to know Scarlet Witch isn't in it. Can you imagine the madness that would cause here?
jlabatman - 8/6/2013, 6:32 AM
Quicksilver blows, Scarlet Witch is the one we want to see, not her pansy ass, sister loving, Flash wannabe bitch of a brother with daddy issues!
ralfinader - 8/6/2013, 6:32 AM
Can't justify bringing Cyke back? When the hell did they get all concerned with continuity? They never even showed him dying on screen! Would be as simple as "Pheonix put him in her place in that bullshit energy cocoon at the bottom of that lake."

Ah, could get carpal tunnel syndrome bitching about this train wreck.
AlcoholicA - 8/6/2013, 6:32 AM
He can justify Xavier coming back because he transferred his consciousness "and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness" (???) but can justify Cyclops who we NEVER SAW DIE???
Boogie138 - 8/6/2013, 6:33 AM
come on singer, cyclops needs to come back
AlcoholicA - 8/6/2013, 6:33 AM
@ralfinader

I must have been typing mine right when you were. AGREED.
Iamthebluegoose - 8/6/2013, 6:35 AM
They're ignoring every other little bit of continuity among all the movies--so just make up a story and bring Cyclops back. Really, it's not that hard--his "death" was off screen. Just say Jean actually threw him into the forest, he bumped his head, he forgot who he was for a while, baddabing--he's back.

That seriously seems to be one of the biggest collective groans fans have had with the series. It would be an easy fix.
fettastic - 8/6/2013, 6:38 AM
I love Cyc as much as anyone but there are already enough damn characters in this movie.

Besides, if he didn't like the way X3 turned out....maybe he shouldn't have [frick]ing ABANDONED IT in the 11th hour!
lapress - 8/6/2013, 6:38 AM
Soo... no one asked about Wolverine's costume?
TheDarkLord - 8/6/2013, 6:38 AM
Looking forward to this
nld3 - 8/6/2013, 6:39 AM
Pym & S. Summers get shafted!
marvel72 - 8/6/2013, 6:39 AM
@ ralfinader

its pretty f*ckin dumb of singer,no on screen death of cyclops can't justify bringing him back.

xavier on screen death shown by desegregation,hasn't got a problem bringing him back.
JettJagguarrr - 8/6/2013, 6:40 AM
DC TROLLS DIE!......Quicksilver Flash wannabe?.....um....no. I know exactly what happened here. Fox was already pushing the envelope with having added Quicksilver to the DOFP film even though they already knew that Josh had them locked in for Avengers 2....Singer backed off with Scarlet Witch because the MARVEL Mafia knocked on his door one late night.
jlabatman - 8/6/2013, 6:43 AM
Ummm yes
JettJagguarrr - 8/6/2013, 6:44 AM
X-MEN 3 killed it for me.....I never knew Colossus had invisibility powers like Sue Storm....They featured him in the movie but poorly under utilized the strength of the character during the ultimate battle.
JettJagguarrr - 8/6/2013, 6:45 AM
Ummm no
WAYNE - 8/6/2013, 6:54 AM
Reboot X-Men franchise, Send it back to Marvel, or GTFOH.


I will admit this movie shows some promise and has me on the fence. Love Bishop's look.
malschla - 8/6/2013, 6:56 AM
@Batmaniac: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were Avengers first, and nobody knew they were mutants until much later.

Also, Whedon never said that Pym didn't create Ultron. He simply said that Pym isn't in the movie, and that you won't see him. To me, it sounds like simple misdirection to get people to think Pym has nothing to do with Ultron.
NeoBaggins - 8/6/2013, 6:56 AM
@Cipher LMAO!

I hear Andrew Garfield loves that particular McDonald's.

malreyn - 8/6/2013, 6:57 AM
i think i'm having an aneurysm.
ekrolo2 - 8/6/2013, 7:01 AM
Aw man Strykers coming back? Awesome! He was an amazing bad guy in X2.
TelaVizion - 8/6/2013, 7:02 AM
Look crybabies, be mad at Marsden. He was only killed off cause he was foolish enough to be apart of a DC movie.

You don't do crap like that. Plus we don't need Cyclops. He only just got interesting in the comics since last year.
R888 - 8/6/2013, 7:02 AM
Stryker coming back :) HELL YEAH
ohsoserious - 8/6/2013, 7:02 AM
@batmaniac the comment right below your jean grey picture is the one you would be looking for.
And they really should bring back cyclops he got [frick]ed over in x3.
ninjahulk - 8/6/2013, 7:03 AM
One thing was done right in X-MEN 3 Killing off cyclops That was the best part in the whole movie.

And now it came out of no where cyclops is a bad ass character not to f-uck with i found that stupid i remember the time where every one and myself don't like him and now he the shit i hate this newbe comic book reader generation.

For all my old comic book reader we all know cyclops suck.
Kyos - 8/6/2013, 7:05 AM
I never was much of a Cyclops fan, but damn, the movies didn't do him any justice... :(
thewonderer - 8/6/2013, 7:05 AM
Lucas Till, the actor of Havok, was very coy about Cyclops.

Stop assuming things. Cyclops may be in the film.
ekrolo2 - 8/6/2013, 7:05 AM
@Telavizion

Actually Cyclops wasn't cut out because Marsden was in Superman Returns, its because the writers actually wrote that big of a role for him in the movie which is infinitely worse...
NeoBaggins - 8/6/2013, 7:06 AM
Dear Fox

I'm sending you these head shots an audition video in hopes that I too, can play William Stryker.
TelaVizion - 8/6/2013, 7:06 AM
Instead of Stryker keep popping up, it should be Sabretooth
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/6/2013, 7:06 AM
No cyclops. [frick] THIS
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/6/2013, 7:07 AM
Just because they found his glasses, doesn't mean he has to be dead.
thewonderer - 8/6/2013, 7:08 AM
"Before starting first X-MEN, Singer watched all 70 episodes of animated series"

That's pretty awesome.
ekrolo2 - 8/6/2013, 7:09 AM
Why the [frick] is everyone suddenly a Cyclops fanboy? Hes a boy scout, about as one dimensional as it gets and his whole fixation on Jean Grey (another bland character) doesn't help him. The only time Cyclops has ever been cool is in Marvel NOW wheres hes the next Magneto. Now hes a badass, every other version of him blows.
wcwpoet - 8/6/2013, 7:11 AM
" Thoughts on Cyclops demise in X3: Wishes he could bring him back."
Uh it's a time travel move you can retcon whatever the hell you want! Look I'm not the biggest X-Fan or Cyclops for that matter, but damn the movies did him so wrong. But the fact that you're embracing the crap that was X3 instead of wiping it from all existence gives me little confidence in this movie.
ekrolo2 - 8/6/2013, 7:12 AM
@Django

Then why are you here if you hate these movies? Is this a thing now? Hating something then deliberately seeking it out and constantly telling everyone like a broken record how you hate it? Is this "in" now?
ninjahulk - 8/6/2013, 7:12 AM
F-CK Cyclops he the weak and worst xmen characters on the team and when jean is gone he is a BIG AS EMO CRY BABY he a pussy.
fortycals - 8/6/2013, 7:12 AM
i think you guys arent getting what he is saying. they already set up xavier coming back, so he can use him in this movie. scott wasnt set up to come back, so he has to fix that with this movie. scott will be back after dofp resets the timeline.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/6/2013, 7:13 AM
I always liked the character Cyclops, especially the way he was written for the last 10 years. Seriously, read Joss Whedon's run on the X-Men, Manifest Destiny, Second Coming, and etc. and you'll see why people like Cyclops so much.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/6/2013, 7:14 AM
@ekrolo2 smdh, no, he was a badass WAY before the current Marvel NOW run.
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