Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Jessica Chastain In Crimson Peak
She's dressed to impress
True Story Trailer Arrives
James Franco has a tale to tell
Bill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For The Jungle Book
He knows the Bare Necessities
New American Sniper Trailer Online
Bradley Cooper shoots to kill
Tak3n Becomes A 12A
Bryan Mills adds 'killing with kindness' to his skills...
Anthony Mackie Will Make A Wish
He's set for a new comedy
Robert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice
Sony has bought the project
The Martian Script Goes Interstellar
Exclusive look at Ridley Scott’s space-bound artwork
Podcast #142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton
Featuring The Interview(s)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 December 2014
Hugh Jackman In Talks For X-Men: Apocalypse
The universe is not surprised
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Apocalypse
19 May 2016
Pan
17 July 2015
Chappie
06 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bryan Singer Tweets New X-Men Set Pic
And spills some beans to Fantasia Fest

07 August 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: @BryanSinger / The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Bryan Singer's Twitter campaign of cryptic X-Men: Days Of Future Past reveals continued yesterday evening, but he was less oblique when he appeared on stage at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival. The audience Q&A at the latter reads like a round-up of much of what we know about the Marvel mutant sequel so far (spoilers ahoy, obvs). The tweet meanwhile, shows a bright light, the back of a cameraman and the wrong side of a set.

"The brightest set I've ever filmed on," says Singer, hashtagging the name Quicksilver and the phrase "3600 frames per second".

If you'll allow us to explain, 3600 frames is considerably more than usual, so it's a slow-motion thing, with extra light then required for the film's exposure. Clearly Quicksilver's mutant powers - he can think and move at superhuman speeds - require a special kind of trickery to bring them to the screen. We can only imagine what's happening to poor Evan Peters inside that box...

Quicksilver was also the subject of some of the Fantastic Fest chat, specifically in terms of his usual pairing with his twin sister the Scarlet Witch. Scarlet Witch, Singer confirms, is definitely not in Days Of Future Past, while she is in Avengers: Age Of Ultron along with another Quicksilver.

The rest of Singer's X-teases have been heard before elsewhere, but for those catching up, the bulletpoint essentials are:

  • Most of the film happens in 1973, but the future bits take place ten years after X3: The Last Stand. The characters carried over from X-Men: First Class will have changed considerably in the eleven-year interim.
  • Professor X is still alive having managed to "transfer his consciousness" before he died. Cyclops, however, remains dead, even though Singer doesn't like it.
  • William Stryker is in the film, played this time by Josh Helman. He gets to fill the big shoes of Brian Cox and Danny Huston, who played the character in, respectively, X2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
  • Singer has plans for another Marvel movie, which he won't go into other than to call it a Marvel Universe "mash-up"...

With another year to go before release, the drip-feed of information and gnomic tweets has a while to run yet. You'll know by now that the ridiculously starry and accomplished cast 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, 2014. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Gemma Bovery Gets An Ex-Boyfriend
Mel Raido joins Gemma Arterton in the adaptation
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Marvel Universe "mash-up"...
Avengers Vs X-men would make a better mash up, since x-men have little impact in civil war... but more likely this is will be a mash up between Fantastic Four and X-men, both owned by fox, but time will tell More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 13:32 on 07 August 2013 | Report This Post

Mutant smash!
Get the robots from the 80's smash ads in on the action too! More

Posted by Alex M... at 11:22 on 07 August 2013 | Report This Post

Civil War unlikely
Can't they only use Fox licensed characters though? So mutants only..? More

Posted by Okester at 11:12 on 07 August 2013 | Report This Post

Marvel Mash Up = Civil War ??
Just how awesome could that one be !! More

Posted by robmaytum at 10:22 on 07 August 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)