Tuesday, October 2, 2012

X-Men movie "Days of Future Past" to unite characters from both series?

"Vulcan mind meld? No, wait, that's the wrong movie franchise."
Maybe you liked the original set of X-Men movies, led by Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier.

Or maybe you preferred the cast of characters from last year's "X-Men: First Class."

Why can't we have both - a crossover between X-Men and, well, X-Men? Maybe we can.

The latest piece of evidence - we prefer that phrase to "rumor" - comes from Famke Janssen, who portrayed Jean Gray/Phoenix in the first set of movies. In a recent interview with MTV, she discussed the chances of her reprising the role:
"One never knows. Jean Grey, the Phoenix ... she finds a way to reincarnate herself constantly, so one never knows ... I have no idea. Stay tuned."
Need another rumor ... er, more evidence? How about an IGN Movies interview with producer and director Brian Singer? He confirmed that the sequel to "First Class" will be called "Days of Future Past" (as reported on this blog previously). If ever a title cried out "Hey! Over here! We're talking time travel!" - this is it. Singer teased about the possibility:
"I think there's a strong desire to broaden out the universe. I mean, the X-Men universe is every bit on its own as big as the Marvel universe. I think it's time to reach out and explore it and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films, as Marvel has done so well."
Want more? How about some telepathic messages from Professor X himself? Well, we have to assume he was sending out telepathic messages, because the afore-mentioned Stewart did not say anything out loud when asked about a return to the wheelchair. According to the Comic Book Blog podcast, one of its regulars waited on Stewart at an Apple store and inquired, "so ... another X-Men movie?" Stewart nodded.

So it must be true!

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