Bryan Singer Talks Time Travel for 'Days of Future Past'

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Although we've just started 2013, talk continues to jump to a future where we've already seen one of the most anticipated movies of 2014, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'. But alas, we are in the timeline of present day, so I guess it's a good thing director Bryan Singer is so excited about the movie that he can't keep his mouth shut.

Over the past couple months Singer has caused a Twitter frenzie with casting news updates and he recently confirmed that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore will be reprising their roles as Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Iceman. They will join the already massive cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart AND Hugh Jackman.

As we all know by now, Days of Future Past is storyline from the comic that feature alternative timelines. Kitty Pryde sends her old mind back to her younger self to warn the X-Men that they must prevent the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly in order to save the future. With all this talk about time-travel, we were beginning to wonder how Singer was going to pull it off. He spoke with Empire Magazine to talk about how he managed to come up with the time travel rules that allow the First Class characters to cross with the original characters saying,

"We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick with them. That's why 'Terminator' and 'Back To The Future' work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions, and characters that make this possible."

Days of Future Past would be the 7th X-Men film and Singer says that he will be taking the previous movies into account in order to respect the X-Men universe that has been laid out so far on-screen. He does acknowledge that there's some cleanup he has to do considering the different directors took things into various directions. He did make one thing very clear, fans of the X-Men comics will be very happy with the movie saying,

"It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it's like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie."

I think it's safe to say that Bryan Singer is making an incredibly ambitious film but we'll have to wait until July 18. 2014 to see it all come together. So it's looking like the whole X-Men crew will be showing up for this film -- anyone that is currently left out that you'd like to see make an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Let us know in the comments. I'm Aja Dang in Hollywood and thanks for watching Clevver Movies.

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