10:26 pm - 03/17/2013


X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer talks more about how he felt after seeing X-Men: The Last Stand and reiterates his plans to fix a few things (as well as revealing that he liked Ellen Page enough to bring her back for this movie). He also talks about humour in the "inbetweenquel".

We've heard a lot from Bryan Singer about his plans for X-Men: Days of Future Past while he's been doing the rounds promoting Jack the Giant Slayer, but Bleeding Cool managed to get more out of the director in regards to his feelings about Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand and what the upcoming "inbetweenquel" will do to fix some of the more controversial decisions that were made in that movie. Singer also tells a pretty interesting tale about how he ended up seeing the follow-up to his two X-Men instalments, while also reiterating his plans to fix a few things in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hopefully that will include bringing back James Marsden as Cyclops...

X-Men 3 was a strange situation for me. I didn’t have anything to do with X-Men 3 or Wolverine except for the actor. I don’t think Brett [Ratner] knows this but I was so emotionally charged up about seeing X-Men 3 that someone who wasn’t supposed to took me into a building in the middle of the night and showed me it long before it was finished, on a computer, just so I could see it, understand what it is and not be freaked out when I went to the theatre to go see it.

[Eventually] I went to the Chinese theatre because I wanted to see it in a big theatre and they let me in, I had a baseball cap on, I hid in the back but suddenly, Brett Ratner shows up. He was like “Bryan!” and suddenly the audience [all see me] and Brett Ratner talking and I’m stood there sipping my soda out of a Superman cup.

There are parts of X-Men 3… it isn’t what I would have done, but parts of it, I liked. Ellen Page was something I liked in X-Men 3 and I’m bringing her to Days of Future Past. Certain things are different. There was a lot going on in it and I wasn’t so happy with so many people dying, but then there were some really sweet moments with that kid, the cure kid.

I said I’ll “fix a few things” [with Days of Future Past]. It won’t be its primary function but there will be some fixing. It’s a really cool story, and incidentally, it facilitates all of these characters. They weren’t just thrown in there. And they all play a fun role. I want there to be some humour and some fun. In Days of Future Past there are some genuinely things in it. I can’t wait, and I know they will be fun to shoot. I want to keep that humour [because] the thing about X-Men is that the themes are serious, but the film doesn’t need to be…

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drbat 18th-Mar-2013 06:02 am (UTC)
What does Jean say at 16:56?
iheartfamke 18th-Mar-2013 06:45 am (UTC)
you sound like him again
mister_novem 18th-Mar-2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
it kills me that they had no idea what they were doing. the two rogue outcomes shows it.
slippingunderr 18th-Mar-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
my most anticipated movie of 2014.
agentnever OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
My ex, whom I still loved as a person and friend with all my heart, died last night.

I don't even...

Edited at 2013-03-18 05:39 am (UTC)
scriptedending Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:40 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, I can't even imagine. My thoughts are with you.
roxiful Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Oh darling, I'm so sorry :(
vehiclesshockme Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
brownxeyedxdork Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
pilotesse Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:47 am (UTC)
wow. rip. i'm so sorry :'(
fwee_prower Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
omg i'm so sorry amy.
viakyusu Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, hun.
callista88 Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
so sorry bb. :(
saintssin Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
sorry =/
madonna Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:08 am (UTC)
:( I'm so sorry.
violue Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:09 am (UTC)
alkalinecupcake Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:12 am (UTC)
my condolences. ;( virtual hugs.
keyko101 Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
oh bb :( my condolences
chrislola Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry.
yurasama_love Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
rhcp Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:37 am (UTC)
i'm so sorry
shining_starsxx Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:41 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry :(
elvenqueen86 Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 06:52 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry :-(
if_musicbe Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 07:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
yukimag Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry bb :(
cammiec Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry! :(
tx5mym5 Re: OT...18th-Mar-2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. Stay strong.
fireprince 18th-Mar-2013 05:43 am (UTC)
He'd be a fool not to let him. GET MONEY BITCH!
fwee_prower 18th-Mar-2013 05:50 am (UTC)
yes. in the first movie. hence why he was upgraded to iceman.
ppeak 18th-Mar-2013 06:05 am (UTC)
Shawn wouldn't be the first.

fashion_lux 18th-Mar-2013 08:27 am (UTC)
sisterruth 18th-Mar-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
He sure as hell will be fucking BooBoo Stewart. Google him.
vehiclesshockme 18th-Mar-2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Nothing can fix X3. Nothing. It was so fucking terrible. Oh my God. I was so angry at how bad it was and how working the midnight for that was hell and it wasn't even worth it because it was so terrible.

I'm looking forward to this though provided it's being split into two movies otherwise I think it's way too much story for one.
vehiclesshockme 18th-Mar-2013 05:43 am (UTC)
On a related note, Shawn Ashmore's dog that was brutally attacked on Friday made it through her surgery.

She's not out of the woods yet but is doing much better and the vets gave her a festive cast when they had to change it today.
mammary_glands 18th-Mar-2013 05:47 am (UTC)
oops wrong

i meant to say sad face or s/t

poor buppy :o(
vehiclesshockme 18th-Mar-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Oh my God. I was so confused for a second that I laughed. :-X
fwee_prower 18th-Mar-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
madonna 18th-Mar-2013 06:09 am (UTC)
omg what happened? another dog?
cricketgrl 18th-Mar-2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sooooo happy to hear this bit of newS! :>
tx5mym5 18th-Mar-2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Aww, that poor doggie!

I love her St. Patrick's Day cast.
brownxeyedxdork 18th-Mar-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
The mental image of everyone staring at Bryan sipping from a Superman cup shouldn't be so funny to me ,but it is.
onceupon_awish 18th-Mar-2013 11:25 am (UTC)
The superman cup felt like shade tbh.
mammary_glands 18th-Mar-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
lately i've been feeling so underwhelmed by movies that i almost wish x-men was a cable tv series instead lol
mrasaki 18th-Mar-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
idk, I thought X3 was okay. I mean, I was a huge XMen comics fan as a kid but I didn't get angry about any of the movies. But then I thought the entire franchise was rather meh to begin with.

He can also start 'fixing' the franchise by getting rid of Halle Berry. My opinion on her as an actress aside, we need a fierce goddess to play Storm, not the big-eyed helpless lamb Halle Berry always does.
vehiclesshockme 18th-Mar-2013 05:49 am (UTC)
I agree with the second half of your comment so much.
mrasaki 18th-Mar-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
maybe seeing her in X1 was what started my apathy with the series as a whole? so by the time X3 came around I couldn't muster the energy to care if it sucked or not. haha
fwee_prower 18th-Mar-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
in X3 she wasn't helpless though.
nymphadoratonks 18th-Mar-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
mammary_glands 18th-Mar-2013 05:55 am (UTC)
whatever, now that i know halle is just in it for the money i have to respect her hustle a lil more. i don't care for her portrayal of storm and i hate that whoever was casting went with the most bankable black actress rather than finding one that actually suit the role, but it is what it is. it wouldn't be cool if they kept the rest of them basic actors but didn't bring back halle. she's weak, but whatever. there'll be a better storm some day. everything is rebooted and i'm sure x-men will be no different.
shining_starsxx 18th-Mar-2013 06:42 am (UTC)
Amen about Storm.
love_allure 18th-Mar-2013 05:55 am (UTC)
she was so badass.
operation_idol 18th-Mar-2013 06:46 am (UTC)
She was my fav.
batsublue 18th-Mar-2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
One of the best characters on that show <3

I love that she had the voice of a great thespian actor combined with her special brand of classy badassery. Her battle speeches were the best :'D

myharu 18th-Mar-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm only seeing this for Peter Dinklage

OT: I just saw the commercial for Jurassic Park 3D and almost peed myself. I am making it my number one priority to see this.
fwee_prower 18th-Mar-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
I wish there wwere more stories about Bryan and his love for twinks
clear_liqueur 18th-Mar-2013 06:12 am (UTC)
Everyone keeps saying this but I missed everything and need ALLLLL the details now, plz k thx.
fwee_prower 18th-Mar-2013 06:21 am (UTC)
even that ONTDer had that story
ppeak 18th-Mar-2013 06:09 am (UTC)
How many stories do you need? There's so many out there. LOL

fairchilds 18th-Mar-2013 07:10 am (UTC)
makes sense why he was trying to get close to Aaron Johnson and Nick Hoult
gayporn 18th-Mar-2013 06:02 am (UTC)
I can't believe they ever passed up Angela Bassett for Storm.
ppeak 18th-Mar-2013 06:08 am (UTC)
When Halle is in play, Bassett is RARELY considered.

Nevertheless, if Bassett was Storm, people would have still been upset because she would still have nothing to do.

If you want a great Storm this time, you better hope they write something decent for that character to do, not who is playing her.

Storm was horrendously underwritten.

fireprince 18th-Mar-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
I actually think Viviva A. Fox was in the running for Storm but they passed her over cause at the time Halle was seen as a the bigger star.


She talks a little about it here, but it's hard to read the text. TBH ANYBODY would have better a better storm than Halle.

Edited at 2013-03-18 06:25 am (UTC)
shining_starsxx 18th-Mar-2013 06:44 am (UTC)
Oh man. Vivica or Angela would have been perfect.
starchain 18th-Mar-2013 10:56 am (UTC)
I find it baffling that people seriously think Halle was the problem with Storm. Awful writing was the problem with Storm, no matter the actress, the character would have been butchered anyway.
cricketgrl 18th-Mar-2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
They never passed Angela Bassett up. Bassett turned down the role twice. FOX approached her first then Bryan approached her again before they chose Halle for the role. Bassett was always Bryan's choice for the role.
mcdreamyy 18th-Mar-2013 06:06 am (UTC)
these idiots better give us more regarding extras casting because i'm done waiting for informaiton
black_phoenix 18th-Mar-2013 06:07 am (UTC)
Yes but Lucas Till?
clear_liqueur 18th-Mar-2013 06:15 am (UTC)
It sounds like the only people back from First Class are James, Michael, Jennifer, and Nick.

And they've already said the Hellfire Club isn't returning.
black_phoenix 19th-Mar-2013 05:28 am (UTC)
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