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Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg talk Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse

January 30th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

After revealing their 25 X-Men: Days of Future Past magazine covers , Empire sat down with director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg to discuss some questions that fans have about the upcoming movie.

Such as how  does Wolverine have metal claws in the future sequences, given the way The Wolverine ended?

Without totally revealing the answer, Singer mused that Magneto could:

 “reconstitute the adamantium claws… [Wolverine] has a different relationship with Magneto, and perhaps Magneto could forge them.”

That one was easy. See if the next one makes any sense though.

Why is Rogue on an Empire cover even though it was announced that she would no longer be in the film, or maybe she is?


“It was one real sequence in the movie, we felt like it was taking tension out of the main story drive.”

While Singer added:

“It does not mean that we won’t see her in the film. Also, I hope to make the sequence available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family. I ‘m very pleased she will remain as one of Empire’s anniversary covers.”

Um what?

Then the pair teased the upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse:


“One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants. What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?”

“more of a First Class sequel” 

“It’ll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what’ll happen in that movie.”

Kinberg adds:

“Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stories. We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it’s a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it’s a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally.”

The director also spoke about a rumor that a Days if Future Past post-credit scene would see Magneto possessed by an alien, leading to him becoming Apocalypse.  Singer had previously tweeted that this was false, and now repeats that it’s simply not true:

“That’s not the case, and nor will that particular thing be in the film. People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It’s odd. I don’t know where that came from.”

The latest issue of Empire also revealed some brand new images from Days of Future Past, which I’ve included for you below:

Is that Scarlet Witch with Quicksilver?

Source: Empire


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