X-Men: Days of Future Past Images and a X-Men and Fantastic Four Movie Crossover?

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X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Logo

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.

Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman on the set of X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

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”.

X-Men and Fantastic Four Team-Up Cover ArtThe 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?

Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask in X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

Sentinels in X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

Sentinels in X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

Sentinels in X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

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.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Um an X-men FF crossover would be interesting but how bout we concentrate on getting that FF reboot off the ground before we make any other Fox cbm promises.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You and your crazy common sense. Pfft.

    • Juggernaut

      I really hope that the casting rumors for the FF reboot don’t turn out to be true the names being tossed around (Miles teller as Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic, Allison Milliams as Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka Human Torch) are simply horrible choices for the roles. Reed, Sue and Ben should be played by actors in their early to late thirties with a twenty something actor playing Johnny. Sue and Johnny are brother and sister so it makes a bit of sense to have those two characters be the same ethnicity. Dr. Doom should be played by a late thirties to early forties actor with gravitas and preferably of European descent. is it that hard people?!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        No, but again Hollywood is trying to look “Outside the box” when casting. Which is fine if they cas good people in the roles. Making the Storms different ethnicities, and therefore making one adpoted or something doesn’t add to the story so it shouldn’t be done. A younger cast would be along the lines of the Ultimate FF which was actually pretty good. My ideal cast is still:
        Patrick Wilson – Reed Richards
        Amanda Seyfried or Michelle Williams – Sue Storm
        Chris Zylka or Jamie Cambell Bower – Johnny Storm
        Jeffery Dean Morgan – Ben Grimm
        Tom Hardy, Matthew Goode or Alexander Skarsgard – Victor Von Doom

        • Juggernaut

          Jeffrey Dean Morgan is THE pick for Ben Grim hands down. I really like your picks for Reed and Sue (especially Michelle Williams) my picks for Reed and Sue are Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. not sold on either Zylka or Campbell Bower for Johnny. Josh Hutcherson would be my choice. With Mads Mickelson as Dr. Doom!

          • ErickKwon

            Damn, Mikkelson would be perfect as Doom and Theron always seemed like a dead-ringer for John Byrne’s version of Sue Storm all the way back from “2 Days In The Valley” and “Might Joe Young.” But I always liked Ioan Gruffudd’s Mr. Fantastic and since he came off a bit young the first time around, would love to see him come back.

          • Juggernaut

            Theron was always the front runner for me. Melissa George and Naomi Watts would be good picks too. Ioan Gruffud was a good choice for Reed looks wise it was too bad. I really think that the casting for the first two FF movies was actually pretty good (except for Jessica Alba who was really just cast for her looks and poularity at the time). The issue was the tone and script of them. Too silly and light. If done as a more sci-fi heavy drama the reboot could be a real cool film. Even though Pearce has already played Killian in Ironman 3 I think he’d own the part of Reed much like Chris Evans taking on Cap after playing Johnny in the FF films. I can barely remember him as any other character, superhero or not, after seeing him as Cap in CATFA and Avengers.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I like Pearce but they may think he’s too old to be starting a franchise, but I love Theron, and hutcherson. Mads. I had as Doom as well at one point, but figured he’s too old to be Reed’s college friend or close competitive.colleague.

          • Juggernaut

            Guy Pearce is 45, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 47, Mads Mikkelsen is 47 and Charlize theron is 38. All they’d need to do is follow the original storyline from the comics. Reed, Ben and Victor are all the same age studying at University. The younger Sue enrolls, Victor and Reed try to one up eachother and one of Victor’s experiments scars him sending him home to take over the family buisiness (possibly altered slightly to fit with a more criminal plotline). Years later Reed receives a grant from the government to test his hyperspace theory with a team of his choosing. He, Sue and Ben are chosen with Johnny, Sue’s 21 year old brother and ace Navy pilot, being picked to round out the team. Victor now the head of the Latverian crime syndicate seeks revenge when his one time friend Reed embarks on a spce mission using the technology and theories that he helped create. He tries to recreate the tech using his vast money and connections only to have a similar ordeal happen that further mutilates him resulting in adopting a bio-technical suit to function. During the space mission the team flies through dangerous cosmic rays when they enter a slip stream which result in varying degrees and powers. Upon returning to Earth a new villain has begun to rise to power named Doom and Viola! There is absolutely no reason to change the majority of the story because it is a great story! Just adapt it and write a decent script with a list actors playing the parts. tha’s it!

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Yes and no. I am a firm believer in staying true to the source but not following it slavishly. That’s why I like the movies we get, well mostly. They’re familiar but somewhat new. Same with my shows, I love when they try to adapt a story but make some changes. Spectacular Spider-Man, the 90s Spider-Man and Avengers EMH all did a great job of this.. Fox has their work cut out for them. As for the casting, again I like them, but Hollywood wants younger faces so they can get more movies out of them, don’t want a 55 year old Reed.by FF2

  • Kal-El-1983

    Hell they still need to fix the X-Films continuity…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Well that’s supposedly what this film is for, but if you mean getting it in line with the comics, it shouldn’t happen. There should always be differences between the two forms of media, just so that they can tell some original stories. That said they need to tell good ones, which is why I liked “First Class” so much. It was original, but paid homage, and was just a good story.

      • Kal-El-1983

        first class being a good story is a matter of opinion, and I know there will be differences between comics and film but to often, and its increasing, they make it too different. But, I did mean within film continuity. Because each addition to the franchise after the first film continuously screwed around with their own continuity.

        • ErickKwon

          In all honesty, these ret-cons, reboots and straight-up contradictions don’t bother me since most of the original books have pulled the same thing.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Amen!!!

          • Kal-El-1983

            and that worked so well for them…

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Stop hating! LoL It’s worked very well actually. The New 52/DCnU is doing very well actually. Marvel never truly reboots but retcons for time periods, so there is some issue there, that said most retcons have revitalized the industry, even if only for a bit.

          • Kal-El-1983

            None of that is really valid in this case anyway as none of the X-films have been reboots or retcons.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            You are correct sir! Was just carrying on the convo. But if they were to reboot this would be the film to do it in.

          • Kal-El-1983

            I agree, if they actually officially fix the continuity of the films. They are suffering from the same problems that came in the early ages of comics with different writers adding what ever they want with impunity.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Agreed!

    • 0ptik

      why isnt Hank blue? cause fox continuity

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        He will be in the film, I’m guessing image inducer or something like that. Or maybe his powers regress before him becoming blue again, much like what happened to Thing a few times.

  • TotesMagotes

    Yeah what’s with Beast not Beast-ing out???