X-Men: Days of Future Past is gearing up for an April shoot, and because the cast is so large there will always be small bits of information rolling in. The first comes James McAvoy who spoke to Empire and said the film “will be cool, but I don’t think [Patrick Stewart and I] get any scenes together, sadly, I don’t think there’s any future self talking to past self.”
While young and old Xavier are unlikely to physically meet, there’s always a chance some mind time-travelling could occur (like in the comic). There’s no word on how McAvoy’s Xavier will lose his hair in the next film (if he hasn’t lost it already), but I imagine having your future self travelling back in time into your mind and warning about an apocalyptic future would be pretty stressful.
Next up we have Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence who is looking forward to playing Mystique again, mainly because the make-up process will be significantly shorter this time round. From E! Online:
J.Law told me in December they were trying to figure out another way of turning her blue because the body paint used the first time around caused nasty skin irritations. Things got so bad that a doctor was called to set.
“I’m so excited because I’m going to wear a body suit,” she said. “It will be from neck down so it will cut out time and the blisters.” Shooting begins “May-ish,” Lawrence said. “I haven’t read the script yet. I haven’t had 30 minutes. They literally gave me the script and I was like, ‘I can’t read this until Monday.
The day after winning her Oscar Lawrence was back shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, so it’s a busy and exciting time for her. The body suit will probably mean her X-Men days begin at 7am instead of 5am, which is nice.
Director Bryan Singer is still being vague about whether Halle Berry will be back as Storm.
“It depends on how it works out,” Singer said. “I loved working with Halle, so all I can say is we’ll see what happens.”
I can’t imagine Storm having a large role in the film given the pretty large cast, but having Storm fry some sentinels in the future would be cool to see.
Finally, Bryan Singer and Nicholas Hoult spoke to ClevverMovies while promoting Jack the Giant Slayer. Singer said the film isn’t really a sequel or prequel, but an ‘inbertweequel’ that links X-Men: First Class with the original trilogy. Editor and composer John Ottman, who has worked with Singer for over 20 years on projects like The Usual Suspects, X2 and Superman Returns, confirmed he’d be editing Days of Future Past and there’s a good chance he’ll be scoring too.
Here’s a reminder of John Ottman’s work from X2: