Bryan Singer On X-Men: Bald Wolverine, Scarlet Witch, Days Of Future Past’s Tone And More


singerLast night Bryan Singer took part in a question and answer session at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. The director brought along his Days of Future Past Comic-Con footage to show off to those in attendance. The footage did so well that reports say they actually showed it twice. During the Q&A session of Singer‘s presentation, the director revealed some pretty interesting tidbits about his X-Men films and his career in general. The folks over at JoBlo had a full rundown of the topics Singer covered.

There wasn’t a full transcription, but the site was able to post bullet points of what Singer addressed. You can click to the source link for the full list, but here are a few of the more interesting ones:

  • X-Men DOFP: Shot in native 3D.
  • X-Men DOFP: No Scarlet Witch.
  • X-Men DOFP: William Stryker will be in the film with Josh Helman playing him.
  • X-Men DOFP: Not the brightest X-Men movie, but it has a good message, trying to right wrongs.
  • X-Men DOFP: Most of the movie takes place in 1973. Future segments are 10 years after X3.
  • X-Men DOFP: You find the characters in very different places that you saw them in First Class. Shows then becoming who they have to be.
  • Remembers Russell Crowe saying he’d play Wolverine – but only if he could play him bald. Didn’t work.
  • Thoughts on Cyclops demise in X3: Wishes he could bring him back. Wasn’t happy with that choice. Could justify bringing Xavier back because he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness. Was however, happy about some things- like the casting of Ellen Page.
  • Once had a bad editing experience because he wasn’t working with John Ottman. Wouldn’t reveal the film (but it seems the first X-MEN was the only one Ottman didn’t edit) but had such a big fight with the editor, that he smashed a bottle on the wall and was locked out of the editing room for three days.
  • On STAR TREK:  Thinks he’s too big a fan to ever do one. Would be too precious. Thinks Abrams is better for that.

The bit about Russell Crowe was particularly interesting. As you know, a few actors were close to nabbing the Wolverine role before Hugh Jackman came in and wowed everyone with his audition. Thinking about Crowe nabbing the role and playing a bald Wolverine in all of the X-Men films and spinoffs makes for an interesting ‘What If‘ discussion. Singer using Quicksilver but not Scarlet Witch may ease some of the tensions on the web over the whole Days of Future Past vs. Avengers: Age of Ultron debate. We’ll have to wait and see how Singer uses Quicksilver in his X-Men epic thought. What do you think about the Q&A rundown?

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Source : JoBlo