The Fantasia International Film Festival held their special event “An Evening with Bryan Singer” last night where the director showed the Comic-Con footage from and spoke about the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. In his discussion (via JoBlo), he revealed some new details about the film and confirmed others.
Singer first revealed that the Scarlet Witch will not be present in the film, seemingly making Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, an only child. He also confirmed earlier reports that Josh Helman is playing a younger William Stryker.
The most interesting thing about Singer’s discussion was in his pseudo-reveal regarding Charles Xavier’s return. Having said he was disappointed he couldn’t bring Cyclops back for the film, he revealed that he could justify the return of Xavier because “he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness.” Xavier’s return was teased at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand and now makes a little bit more sense after Singer laid out those details.
Coming to theaters on May 23, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
Of course, making Oscar predictions this early in the game is a fool’s errand, with six months to go until the end of the year, campaigns are starting to take shape and the picture for the awards season is beginning to get a little bit clearer. And one move that’s already on the tip of everyone’s tongue is Steve McQueen’s star-studded “12 Years A Slave.” And feeling the hype, Fox Searchlight is looking to make the movie their Oscar horse.
Originally slated for a late, end of year December 27th date, the studio has moved the movie all way up to October 18th. Why? Well, according to Deadline, test screenings have been “exuberant” (which seems an odd choice of words), and putting things together, it’s probably safe to say the studio thinks that it can build on a strong showing on the fall festival circuit (it’s heavily rumored to premiere at Venice) and get it out sooner rather than later. It will be a platform release, meaning it will start limited and expand, which is the right approach to build word of mouth and critical acclaim for the flick. But hell, all that aside, we’re getting it sooner. So yeah, we’re excited.
In other release date news: “Cinderella” is slated for March 13, 2015, Tim Burton’s “Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars” will hit on July 31, 2015, and Marvel is dropping a new, untitled movie on July 8, 2016.
And when it comes to the Oscar race, the Weinsteins have made some adjustments too. “August: Osage County” moves to Christmas Day and “Grace Of Monaco” arrives on November 27th.
I have just added over 500 HD/Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Fassy from his 2001 adaptation of Jane Eyre, as well as HQ stills and posters. This is probably my favourite role of Michael’s – what do you think of his portrayal of Rochester?
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