Latest X-Men: Days Of Future Past Still Online
Update: 'Good morning Vietnam!'
Bryan Singer's game of Twitter show-and-tell for X-Men: Days Of Future Past continues this morning: he shows us everything but tells us nothin'. Latest in the catalogue of enigmatic stills is a meeting in the Oval Office, presided over by the President himself. This being the 1970s, that president is the dog-loving, tape-erasing Richard Nixon.
"Pivotal meeting" is Singer's typically brief explanation, so your guess as to what's going on here is as good as ours. We've previously glimpsed Professor X's PhD thesis sporting a CIA logo on its cover, so we can muse on the possible implications of that. But probably the most immediate question is who's playing Nixon. Any suggestions? Squinting from this distance he looks almost like the real thing. Singer promised "an interesting casting choice" back in February...
This is, of course, not the first time we've visited the Oval Office in an X-Men movie: Nightcrawler BAMF!'d his way in and out in X2, and at the end of that movie the whole team dropped by for a quick chat. It's also Nixon's second appearance in a superhero movie in five years: he also showed up in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, although in rather different, more caricatured form.
Update: Mr. Singer has done his Twitpic thing again today, with this Vietnam scene making the cut (Can you guess which movie he quoted with his tweet?). The globe is being well and truly trotted in this X-outing...
With another year to go before release, this album of gnomic stills is going to be pretty stuffed by the time we get to see the film. Mystery Nixon, you'll be aware already, joins a ridiculous cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin and Daniel Cudmore. X-Men Days Of Future Past will be with us on July 17 next year.