While James Mangold’s The Wolverine is ramping up the publicity for its release this summer, principal photography for X-Men: Days of Future Past is just getting started. And though official publicity for that project won’t begin for quite some time, director Bryan Singer has already released a number of revealing images via Twitter.
Indeed, since pre-production began, Singer has tweeted glimpses of everything from Nicholas Hoult in the new Beast makeup to Patrick Stewart as Professor X to Halle Berry in her new Storm outfit (among other things). Now he’s at it again, having recently tweeted the first image of Wolverine on the Days of Future Past set.
Check it out below, courtesy of Bryan Singer’s Twitter account:
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Yes, well…it’s a picture of the back of Wolverine’s head, all right.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t discern anything from it. The most obvious point of interest here is that, between The Wolverine and Days of Future Past, Wolverine has grown his hair out in an effort to resemble the style he was sporting in the first few X-Men films. In The Wolverine, he sports a shorter, less wildman-looking variant, probably to go along with his new affinity for business attire.
The other point of interest is the leather jacket, which doesn’t much resemble the one he wore in previous films – or, for that matter, the one he wore in the Days of Future Past comic book storyline (with the fur collar). Which is too bad, because that was a truly excellent jacket.
Other than that, there’s not much to report about the image. It seems to confirm – as did the Professor X and Storm images before it – that the “future” in Days of Future Past will actually be our present (unlike the DOFP comic book arc, which took place in the present and the distant apocalyptic future). Of course, there’s nothing to say that this film can’t take place in the 1970s, the present, and in some distant future, sort of like a superhero version of Back to the Future 2.
And now that I’ve written those words down, that actually sounds like a really awesome movie. Perhaps Bryan Singer could even throw in an alternate timeline where Wolverine’s mom marries
Biff Tannen Sabretooth, who, thanks to a sports almanac from the future, managed to become one of the most powerful men in America.
What’re your thoughts, Screen Ranters? Do you like the look of Wolverine in Days of Future Past (or at least what we can see of it)? Are you bummed that there’s no fur collar on Wolverine’s leather jacket? Drop us a line in the comments.
The Wolverine hits theaters July 26th, 2013, X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18th, 2014, and Fantastic Four on March 6th, 2015.
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Source: Bryan Singer’s Twitter Account