Bryan Singer Reveals Professor X’s Wheelchairs For ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Always one to keep his Twitter followers in the loop, Bryan Singer has posted this sneak peek photo of the wheelchairs Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy will use for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ playing Professor Charles Xavier. Late last week the director announced that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage is the latest actor to join the ever-growing cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. Singer posted the following with the above image: “Hello old friends
With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director recently announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy. That casting news follows the announcements that Hugh Jackman will be playing Wolverine again, and that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X, with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy returning to play younger versions of the same characters in the film. Seeds of a tie-in between the trilogies were sown when Jackman hilariously cameoed as Wolverine in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have also been confirmed to star.
Bryan Singer launched the’ X-Men’ movie franchise with the first two films and has been a guiding influence in each subsequent X-Men film by producing. Matthew Vaughn, director of ‘X-Men: First Class,’ will produce ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ with his fellow co-writer on the film, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Set to start production shortly for a July 18th, 2014 release date, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ will be based on a classic comic book story arc that unfolded in two issues of Marvel Comics’ ‘Uncanny X-Men’ in 1981, from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin.
The story was partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robots called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men were forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring. The official synopsis of the ‘Days of Future Past’ comic book story arc is as follows:
“The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.”
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