If you’ve been following Bryan Singer’s Twitter feed, then you know “X-Men: Days of Future Past” just recently wrapped up production, and now it’s off to the post-production facilities for Singer, who is of course crossing his fingers for a hit after the flop that was “Jack The Giant Slayer”.
In honor of that, the studio has released your first official image from the movie, featuring Nicolas Hoult (Beast), Hugh Jackman (a time-traveling Wolverine), and a wheelchair-bound James McAvoy (young Professor X), all decked out in ’70s fashion. It’s not new new, but it’s new enough.
UPDATE: Pic removed by threat of lawsuit. Here’s essentially the same pic. Now just picture a wheelchair-bound Professor X in ’70s clothing.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox’s resident comic book “consultant” Mark Millar is making noise about the X-Men and Fantastic Four possibly teaming up in a Fox comic book movie universe, ala Marvel’s “The Avengers”.
The Scottish comic book writer, never one to mind his tongue, boldly tells SFX about the possibility of that happening:
Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies. I think the most exciting thing in superhero movies, until The Avengers came along, was when Nick Fury showed up in Iron Man. Even though it was a guy with an eye patch it was really cool – and I expect we will see more of that.
Of COURSE it would make sense to team up the X-Men and the Fantastic Four once Josh Trank reboots the latter. Marvel proved that it can work, and Warner Bros. is trying to do the same with Batman and Superman and the Justice League movie (and possibly a Flash movie). Of course, just because it makes sense doesn’t mean Fox, as a studio, will go for it. But considering the copycat, no-risk nature of Hollywood studio moviemaking, you can probably expect it to happen eventually, especially since Fox owns both X-Men and Fantastic Four, much to Marvel’s consternation, no doubt.
And oh, because I can’t remember if I posted them or not, here are some old viral Sentinel pics (including one of Peter Dinklage as the Sentinels’ creator, Bolivar Trask — loving the ‘stache, Peter!) that the movie previously released. Photoshop. What can’t it do?
The film, starring pretty much everyone who has ever appeared in a movie with the words “X-Men” somewhere in the title (except, er, Famke Janssen), opens next year, May 23rd, 2014.