X-Men: Days of Future Past is Going International
Bryan Singer continues to tantalize and torture fans by continually posting new set images on his Twitter page and by randomly including new actors in undisclosed role, most recently Josh Helman signed up. Of course, all of the juicy details have been kept a secret, so we don’t really know how the story will play out, except that it will be (loosely) based on the popular comic of the same name and judging by some of the characters that are being included, we can expect some time travel, giant robots and more Wolverine, of course.
Screendaily was at this year’s CineEurope expo, which just wrapped, and they took some extensive notes on some of the comic book movies headed our way. One of the biggest bits of news comes from Singer’s Days of Future Past, telling us that the X-Men will be crossing borders.
“Other highlights in the Fox presentation included… an action sequence from ‘The Wolverine,’ and Bryan Singer’s behind-the-scenes video tour of the set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer noted there was ‘a very international flavor to the film’ as it is set in Russia, France, China, Washington D.C., New York and beyond.”
So far, the X-Men haven’t strayed too far, with the exception of X-Men: Origins, but that doesn’t really count, right? no explanation as to why they will be traveling to these countries, but one could speculate that it may be to do some recruiting. But with Fox and Singer at the helm of this ship, who knows what they have planned. X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently filming and sees James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult return to team with the more modern X-Men with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page. A few new comers, including Game of Thrones stand-out Peter Dinklage, have also joined up.
Other bits of news that were gleaned from the expo is that one of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors, Joe Russo, claims the sequel will be “much greater than any Marvel movie to date” in a behind-the-scenes video that was shown. A new featurette for Thor: The Dark World was also shown, but no details were given of that one.
Source : ScreenDaily