It’s going to be great to see all of those cast members back, and it’s a fine, fine story too, cutting right into what makes the X-Men concept work.
But I did imagine it might be hard to get straight, logistically. Not so, says Bryan Singer:
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.
He was speaking to Empire magazine, with the quote brought online by Aint It Cool.
There are better hints as to specifically what Singer is planning in another chunk of the interview:
It’s epic. We get to bring both casts together. We’ve cracked it in a way that makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. 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.
He’s absolutely right. Clear rules, clearly followed. That’s all we want from time travel in the movies.
And in yet another piece of the interview, this time shared online by Empire themselves, Singer promised that a number of the set-pieces from the original Days of Future Past comics will end up on screen.
It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it’s like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie.
But the most specific bit of teasing is also the most esoteric. Asked by Empire about the notorious F-bomb* in First Class, Singer said:
We’re going to have another one in this one. We have another one coming up!
Item number 38 on a list of things that worked in previous X-movies… check!
I like Singer, I like his films, I feel very good about this one. The release is currently set for July 18th next year.
*For want of a better term. I hate that one but I was looking for an efficient way of saying what I mean without… er… dropping an F-bomb.