Bryan Singer Discusses Time Travel In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Talking in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has shared his thoughts on the tricky task of tackling time travel in the upcoming sequel. In the comic book arc of the same name, Kitty Pryde travelled back in time from an apocalyptic future where mutants are hunted down by Sentinels in order to change the past and thereby the future (confused yet?). It's widely assumed that the movie will take a similar route, although it sounds as if we should expect to see more than just Shadowcat bumping into a younger version of herself.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past director reveals that he has spoken to Terminator director James Cameron in order to figure out the mechanics of how that particular plot point will work in the highly anticipated sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class. Read on for details!
"It's epic. We get to bring both casts together. We've cracked it in a way that makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick with them. That's what makes Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible. More than any of the movies I've made, it comes to me much more quickly than on other films. With Superman Returns I struggled a lot. I guess it's either my history with the X-Men universe or I have some kind of knack for this particular story."
Well, I think we're ALL hoping that Singer's return to the realm of comic book movies is more successful than his ill-fated take on the Man of Steel back in 2006! Regardless, the director is undeniably talking to the right people when it comes to time travel and despite some fans not being a fan of how he handled a few of the mutant superheroes, there's no denying that he has a good grasp on the X-Men after his two critically acclaimed contributions to the 20th Century Fox franchise. Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on Singer's comments in the usual place!
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