X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST News Roundup - VFX and Casting

Director Bryan Singer has been making the press rounds for Jack the Giant Slayer, but of course everyone wants to know what's going on with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Over the last couple days he's talked about bringing in a full CG character into the film and weather or not Storm or Nightcrawler will end up appearing in the movie. 

When talking to MTV, Singer discussed the idea of bringing some of the CG work from Jack the Giant Slayer to X-Men: Days of Future Past--which doesn't really excitement me because the CG effects in Jack the Giant Slayer don't look very good. 

A CG Nick Hoult or a CG Ewan McGregor, maybe 20 years from now might be perfect, but it’s a little tough on the eyes when it’s not real. I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in X-Men. I don’t want to say how, yet, but I’m definitely using some of this technology on X-Men, which I never used in any of the other X-Men films.

Even though he doesn't say how he'll be using the technology, I think it's safe to assume that he will use it to bring the Sentinels to life. It will be interesting to see where else he ends up using the tech. As for the cast of the film Singer has done a great job rounding up a few familiar faces to reprise their roles. Magneto, Professor X, Wolverine, Iceman, Kitty Pride, and Rouge are going to be back, but when asked about Halle Berry as Storm, and Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler he didn't give a yes or no stance.

On Storm he said:

I can’t say [whether Storm will be in the film]. I don’t know yet. And it’s not necessarily a deal making aspect at all. I want to make sure it’ll make sense. But I love working with her.

On Nightcrawler he said:

 I don't know. We'll see. You know ... we'll see. I don't want to ... sometimes you don't want to say 'yes' or 'no' to something that may not be a 'yes' or a 'no,' or anything. I haven't decided yet, a few things.

I honestly don't care if Storm comes back, but I'd love to see Nighcrawler! The movie is set to be released on July 18th, 2014. Simon Kinberg wrote the script, and it is based on Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book storyline, Days of Future Past, that ran in "Uncanny X-Men" #141 and 142 back in 1981. The story is set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been thrown in concentration camps, Sentinels are patrolling America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted down and killed. The present day X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.

So far the confirmed cast members for the film include Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Hugh Jackman.

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