20th Century Fox was on hand at WonderCon in Anaheim today to deliver presentations for its upcoming Summer slate, one of them being “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. The footage showcased was the same one played during the MTV Movie Awards, though goes a bit further and includes numerous deaths.
Producer Simon Kinberg was on stage to answer questions and said both the ‘Days of Future Past’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’ storylines were his favorite from the comics so it was important to get this right as: “we didn’t do so well with Dark Phoenix. This film is our attempt to make up for the past.”
Getting the time travel was a big element too: “It was the trickiest part of the screenplay. Everybody wanted to be as true to science as possible even though time travel’s obviously not real. James Cameron actually gave us some advice and some evidence for how to do time travel. We set up rules early on in the beginning of the film and we stick with them for the entirety of the [running time].”
To help with the jumps, both the past and future look distinctly different: “When you’re intercutting between the past and the future, it was important that visually they look distinct. The future is much darker while the past has much more lush colors.”
In other X-Men news, Patrick Stewart was asked by MTV News about whether he will return for “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Stewart says: “I don’t see why not. That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction. You’re never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more…. There might be something else. A little bird has whispered that there might be something ‘X-Men’-related.”