Bryan Singer has been speaking to Empire about the lengths in which he went in order to make sure X-Men: Days of Future Past makes sense.
The director revealed that he went to James Cameron for guidance in hammering out details on different timelines referenced in the original comics.
“I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that,” Singer said.
“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.”
As for the film itself, the director seems very excited by it: “It’s epic. We get to bring both casts together. We’ve cracked it in a way that makes sense. ”
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for release in July 2014.