There has been a lot of hype revolving around the sequel to last year’s breakout summer film X-Men: First Class
. Built as a revamp of the mighty X-Men franchise, early this year it was announced that the sequel which has been deemed X-Men: Days of Future Past
was on the way and will be graced with the return of all members of the new film. Inspired by the legendary Marvel Comics storyline, it appears that the new class is set to tangle with the future class as the past and future set to collide in an effort to save the world from a doomed future. Original X-Men director Bryan Singer recently signed on as director for Days of Future Past in replacing First Class director Matthew Vaughn. To help big an even bigger buzz around the film, it was recently announced that actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are poised to return as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, and late last week Hugh Jackman entered talks to reprise his role as Wolverine.
With three big stars set to reprise their roles, Singer has already hinted at bringing on more reprising characters now that he is in the director’s chair. The Hollywood Report gives a brief description of the film as, ” the story “will straddle the 1960s setting established in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and the future of the original trilogy, where mutants are a hunted minority.”
Other actors mentioned to possibly be making a return is Halle Berry, who play Storm in the original and James Marsden, whom plays Cyclops. It will be interesting to see how Singer plays out the 1960s cast and the original trilogy cast at the same time. Singer is responsible majority for his remarkable directing in the first X-Men trilogy; however, only directing the first two films.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
is set to hit theaters July 18, 2014