X-Men: Days Of Future Past round-up

News Simon Brew 14 Feb 2013 - 06:46
X-Men: First Class.

Peter Dinklage, Hugh Jackman, 3D, Bryan Singer, a former US president and more in our round-up of Days Of Future Past news...

The last day or two has seen a bit of an explosion in X-Men: Days Of Future Past news, aided to a large degree by the fact that director Bryan Singer is on the publicity trail for his incoming movie, Jack The Giant Slayer. That, and there's been some new casting news as well.

Let's do the latter first then. Peter Dinklage is the latest face to join the cast of the X-Men: First Class follow-up. It's unclear at this stage who the Game Of Thrones star is set to be playing, but the news of his involvement was confirmed on Bryan Singer's Twitter feed.

Chatting to Collider, the director confirmed that X-Men: Days Of Future Past is set to start shooting in the middle of April, through until October, with the director calling it "the biggest movie I've ever made". He also revealed to the site that "Richard Nixon's in it", which fits the film's 1970s setting. Singer should give Dan Hedaya a call, who played the former US president in the 1999 comedy Dick. A better than expected little movie, that one.

Singer also promises "some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story" along with "some technology we haven't seen yet in the X-Men universe".

Meanwhile, he then confirmed to Cinema Blend that X-Men: Days Of Future Past would be shot in native 3D.

Next up, Hugh Jackman has given an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, where he discusses X-Men: Days Of Future Past briefly. He says that he heard of the project towards the end of last year, as he was coming to the end of shooting on The Wolverine. As Jackman says, "there was no way I was not going to be part of that". Interestingly, The Hollywood Reporter describes his role in X-Men: Days Of Future past as a large one, suggesting that the old faces returning might be getting more than the suspected cameos.

Finally, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is the last film in the series that Hugh Jackman is committed to make. That doesn't mean he won't be back, of course. But he might need a little convincing.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past arrives in July 2014.

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The only little person I can think off in X-Men is Puck and that doesn't seem to fit. This project gets more interesting by the day.

Uh... one thing on the Wolverine news. He could well have a large part in the movie but it's the only character that can be played by Jackman in both timeframes. Doesn't necessarily indicate that the older versions of the characters are going to have equal roles...

Puck is certainly the obvious choice. Does it mean there might be a cameo from Alpha Flight as some kind of antagonist or cannon fodder to demonstrate what the sentinels can do?

In a non cgi world maybe. But tony Todd is megatron, so why not dinklage as apocalypse? Sorta goes with the time traveling, and it's what I pictured for part 3 before famke jansened it. Not that it was her fault. In the comics the Phoenix was cosmic. They probably didn't wanna go all alien with it and truthfully I'm sick of aliens, though it worked for avengers. But I digress, vote Peter dinklage for Nixon, that is all

Love the suggestion of Dan Hedaya for Nixon. Dick was more than "a better than expected little movie" -- it was a well-observed period comedy that felt completely true to the years in which it was set, and Hedaya for my money is nothing less than the best fictional Nixon ever on screen, dramatic or comedic.

Peter Dinklage, yes! Huge Action, YES! 3D, oh, bugger off! Bryan Singer, STOP! Can you guys think of any other way to put people off at the start of your article?

this movie is gonna be InSANE!!! can't wait. love the dick shout out - that movie is very good.

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