There are plenty of familiar faces in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past (this week’s cover of EW), like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and Magneto (Ian McKellen). But also several new mutants, including the first appearance of Quicksilver played by American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters. EW has an exclusive first look at the super speedy character in action, helping time-traveling Wolverine and young Charles (James McAvoy) break Erik (Michael Fassbender) out of prison. “That is the bulk of Quicksilver’s presence in this film,” explains producer/writer Simon Kinberg. “They need somebody who can help them get in and out of somewhere. And the idea is that Logan knew him in the future and so they go to try to find his younger self.” READ FULL STORY
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20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t open until May 23, but that hasn’t stopped its producers from considering spin-off films (Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is the only character so far to step out on his own), especially given the success that Marvel has had with The Avengers and its roster (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man). “There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it,” says producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who’s produced all of the X-Men films. “I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.” READ FULL STORY
'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Bryan Singer offers an exclusive peek at the epic comic book movie -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
X-Men: Days of Future Past (the cover of EW’s Summer Movie Preview) not only brings original X-Men castmembers, like Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, together with First Class actors, like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, but also lures director Bryan Singer back to the franchise. In this exclusive featurette, the director, who helmed X-Men and X2, takes viewers behind the scenes of the May 23 comic book epic, which finds Jackman’s Wolverine sent back in time to stop a mutant/human war, and reveals why he wanted to return to the world of mutants. READ FULL STORY
'X-Men: Days of Future Past': New image of Wolverine and Beast, plus details from Bryan Singer -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO
The casts of the original X-Men trilogy and 2011’s X-Men: First Class team up for May’s highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. “It’s not a reboot because there’s some of the same characters and same actors,” says Bryan Singer, who previously directed the 2000 original and 2003’s X2. “But it’s also not a conventional sequel—I call it an inbetweequel.” READ FULL STORY
X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t come out until May but director Bryan Singer has already begun teasing fans with details on Past‘s planned follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse, tentatively set for release in 2016. First, there was the cryptic announcement tweet in early December. Then, he tweeted a photo of a work session with Past writer Simon Kinberg and X2 scribes Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.
The question is Will Singer direct this X-Men installment? Maybe. “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” says the director. “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.” READ FULL STORY
There will be one less mutant in this summer’s highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past, which combines the casts of the original X-Men trilogy with those of 2011′s First Class. Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) has revealed to EW exclusively that a rescue sequence — shot early in the film’s production and featuring Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Rogue (Anna Paquin), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) — has been cut from the final film. Sadly, this means that Rogue’s screen time has been significantly chopped down as well.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” explains Singer. “It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
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Like we needed another reason to love Sir Ian McKellen. As if being completely awesome in everything he does is not enough, the man is also absurdly charming and, as it turns out, hilariously honest as well. We discovered this first hand when McKellen stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this week. After an engaging chat about him reprising his role as Gandalf in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, talk turned to his other big franchise, X-Men, and what we might see in the next installment, Days of Future Past. Well, it turns out, the man who plays Magneto kinda, sorta, really has no idea — even though he was there making it. “I don’t always understand the plots of these films until I actually see them with an audience,” he admitted.
But the actor was at least able to figure out what he’s doing in the movie. “It’s all about going into the past, basically,” said McKellen. “And so I don’t get to go into the past. I don’t think I’m spoiling it by saying that. But we are there in the beginning when the plot is hatched.” Sir Ian was also quick to note that “Magneto is in very safe hands” with Michael Fassbender, who plays the younger version of the mutant.
McKellen also took a moment to compare his two famous characters. “The odd thing about a Gandlaf is that he’s good through and through,” he said. “Magneto is a bit of both. He’s well-intentioned, but he perhaps politically is not very sound, and I’m not sure that I quite agree with his tactics.” Well, that’s comforting. And it’s also comforting to know that Sir Ian McKellen is as awesome off-screen as he is on it. To hear a clip of our interview with the man behind Gandalf and Magneto, click on the video player below. MAGNETO COMMANDS YOU!
Bryan Singer’s X-Men reunion-sequel Days of Future Past doesn’t open until May 23, 2014. But the director has already staked out a release date for his next X-Men movie. Singer’s Twitter account has been active throughout the past year with updates from the set of Future Past, but this morning, he stepped up his pitchman game with this cryptic tweet:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
Two words and a year: Not much to go on, unless you’re a big dumb cool nerd who knows that Apocalypse is one of the X-Men’s greatest enemies. If you were that kind of big dumb cool nerd, your head probably exploded when you read that tweet. READ FULL STORY
Hugh Jackman is coming up on 15 years — and a possible eighth film — playing macho mutant Logan, a.k.a. The Wolverine in the X-Men films. But, the actor told EW, he couldn’t be happier about it: “I kind of am enjoying him more than ever.” Given the $414 million global box office take of this summer’s The Wolverine, fans would tend to agree.
Though there are still four long, wintry months between now and the May release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman says there’s plenty to hold over X-men obsessives in The Wolverine‘s at-home release (out in Digital HD™ now, and hitting stores Dec. 3 with a 4 Disc Unleashed Extended Edition Blu-ray and 2 Disc Blu-ray), which just so happens to include Days teases curated by director Bryan Singer himself. Read on… READ FULL STORY
Twentieth Century Fox is moving ahead with another Wolverine standalone movie. The Wolverine director James Mangold is in talks with the studio to write a treatment and longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner will collaborate again, as Deadline reported. The storyline is being kept under wraps for now, and Hugh Jackman is waiting to see a script before he commits to another go as the shredded mutant.
Jackman’s Wolverine will play a major role in next May’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, bridging the original X-Men franchise with the younger First Class crew. But that movie also completes his contract to play Wolverine, a role he’s been associated with for more than a decade. He’s not currently obligated to another Wolverine movie and would likely negotiate a healthy raise for a new adventure.
The Wolverine was a modest blockbuster in the U.S. this summer, but it earned more than twice as much abroad and grossed more than $413 million altogether.
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