The need to speculate over the plot and characters of X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be drawing to a close, as director Bryan Singer seems happy to give away all the details fans aren’t even thinking to ask for. After revealing the old and new Professor X wheelchairs on set, Singer’s latest released image hints that we’ll be returning to some familiar places in the X-Men series.
Whether it will be in the 1970s or the 2010s we can’t yet know, but Singer has also teased that this year’s Comic-Con will be showing off plenty from the film’s production.
Check out the tweet below:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) February 20, 2013
And here’s the image that accompanied the tweet. See if it rings any bells:
The unfinished hallways should be immediately familiar to fans as the hallway deep under Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. More specifically, the hallway leading directly to Cerebro, the device allowing Professor X to sense and communicate with the world’s mutant population. While the set may still be in production, Singer seems to be hinting at some kind of showing at Comic-Con 2013. Given what’s already been announced and confirmed by the director, we’d expect something big this summer.
It would be hard to keep the role Peter Dinklage will be playing under wraps until then, and every past cast member has already been either confirmed or rumored to be in talks to reprise their role. That leaves the strands binding X-Men: First Class, the original X-Men trilogy, and the upcoming The Wolverine (2013) as the largest mystery, along with the role that the Sentinels will be playing in it all.
The underground hallway in the modern X-Men base of operations.
Fox could require new sets for the X-Men base be constructed from scratch, as shown in the tweeted image but it’s not much of a leap to think that what is actually under construction is a 1970s version of the same space – proving that Professor X and his team have put the eleven years since First Class to good use, and setting the stage for some truly deja-vu-inducing time-jumping if the action gets out of hand.
Could the 1970s version be something right out of Logan’s Run or 2001: A Space Odyssey? We can only imagine what awaits, at least until Comic-Con comes around. Who knows: James McAvoy might even be bald by then.
Bryan Singer will direct X-Men: Days of Future Past with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore.
The Wolverine releases July 26, 2013 and X-Men: Days of Future Past shoots from April to October for a July 18, 2014 release date.
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