The upcoming X-Men: Days of the Future Past has so much packed into it that it’s almost difficult to keep everything straight. Aside from having most of the cast from the 1970s-based X-Men: First Class present in the movie, this upcoming film, from previous X-director Bryan Singer, also includes members of the franchise’s present, such as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, and Ian Mckellen’s Magneto to name a few. Among these old favorites, the film will also be bursting with new mutants who have yet to see the cinematic X-verse. Collider thought this would be the perfect opportunity to walk you through some of these characters and give you a crash course on the new mutants you’ll be seeing in Singer’s epic time travelling mutant extravaganza! Hit the jump to make introductions.
One of the year’s most-anticipated films is undoubtedly Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Two new images from the film reveal the first look at Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as the newly introduced mutant, Quicksilver, as well as returning hero Beast, played by Nicholas Hoult (Jack the Giant Slayer).
The film also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23, 2014. Hit the jump to view the new images.
The twin brother-sister superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have been likely contenders to join The Avengers 2 since April when Joss Whedon teased, “I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They’re in the movie.” Kevin Feige followed that even though the characters fall into a legal grey area (The characters are mutants, Magneto is their father, and Fox could have possession since they own X-Men), they would be available. Today, Whedon has confirmed that the characters will be in The Avengers 2.
Hit the jump for more including what Whedon had to say about bringing Iron Man into The Avengers 2.
With less than a month before May 4 release date, the cast of The Avengers shot an additional scene last week. That was probably never meant to be public information, but nobody other than Robert Downey Jr. has any control over what RDJ decides to announce at press conferences. Marvel president Kevin Feige downplayed the importance of the additional shooting at the European premiere:
“I will tell you this: It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There’s little things. It’s been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they’re not.” [Blogomatic 3000]
Okay, so it was not “a scene.” But it was something that they couldn’t shoot with body doubles. The myth of what happened that night is almost certainly better than the truth, so maybe it’s best we keep the mystery box shut. As always, Feige is a wealth of information on all things Marvel, so hit the jump for his recent comments on the status of Ant-Man and who owns the rights to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.