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Kinberg says Days Of Future Past movie is an apology for X-Men 3

April 21st, 2014 by Marc Comments

AT WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend X-Men: Days Of Future Past producer Simon Kinberg said that Days of Future Past and The Dark Pheonix Saga are two of his favourites in the comics…

He went on to say that this movie is an apology for what the did in X-Men 3: “we didn’t do so well with Dark Phoenix. This film is our attempt to make up for the past.”

He explained that the time travel was a big part of the story and it was important that it work and have a science grounding: “It was the trickiest part of the screenplay. Everybody wanted to be as true to science as possible even though time travel’s obviously not real. James Cameron actually gave us some advice and some evidence for how to do time travel. We set up rules early on in the beginning of the film and we stick with them for the entirety of the [running time].”

In related news, Patrick Stewart was chatting to MTV who asked if he planned on being in X-Men: Apocalypse, to which he replied: “I don’t see why not. That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction. You’re never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more…. There might be something else. A little bird has whispered that there might be something ‘X-Men’-related.”

No-one is really dead? Does this mean he dies (again) in Days of Future Past? Or is he still talking about X-Men 3?

Mutants are on the verge of extinction. Sending Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time seems to be like the mutants’ last hope, even though it was Kitty in the comics. But when Logan arrives in the 1970s, things aren’t much better. Magneto is coming into his evil power and Charles Xavier is not the man he was in X-Men: First Class, he is broken physically and mentally.

They must unite if mutants are to stand a chance.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Bryan Singer has managed to gather an impressive cast which includes James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit. 

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to be released in theaters on May 22nd, 2014 in the UK and May 23rd in the US

Thanks to Dark Horizons 

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….