Simon Kinberg Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, the Challenge of Assembling the Cast, Deleted Scenes, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, FANTASTIC FOUR, and More

     May 20, 2014

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Opening this weekend is director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.  As most of you know, Days of Future Past finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants.  The film also takes place in the future, so we’re going to see the original X-Men cast and what will happen if Wolverine fails.  I caught a screening last week and am very happy to report the film is great.  It’s loaded with awesome character moments and tons of mutant action.  You’re all going to love it.  For more on the film, watch these five clips and nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, and click here for all of our coverage.

At the New York City press day, I landed a video interview with screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg.  He talked about the challenges of making Days of Future Past, if he was nervous about certain cast members not returning for the sequel, deleted scenes, X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.


And if you missed my video interviews with Hugh Jackman or Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, click the links.

Simon Kinberg:

  • His reaction to people liking the movie?  Talks about the challenges of making Days of Future Past.
  • When they were putting the script together how scared was he that Patrick Stewart or another cast member wouldn’t sign on?
  • Talks about deleted scenes.
  • I try to find out what was the first thing they shot on Fantastic Four?
  • How far along is he on X-Men: Apocalypse?

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Here’s more with Simon Kinberg:

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