Sneak Peek director Bryan Singer, talking about the next "X-Men" movie, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", scheduled to start shooting in Montreal mid-April 2013.
The new film will star Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Oscar-winner Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, James McEvoy, Peter Dinklage and Canadian actors Ellen Page, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore.
Singer, who previously directed two "X-Men" movies for Fox, will shoot the new film @ the Montreal studio complex, Mel’s Cité du Cinema.
Most of the cast have worked in Montreal before, including Berry in "Gothika" (2003), Jackman in "The Fountain" (2006) and Hoult in the 2012 horror comedy "Warm Bodies".
Canada has traditionally been home for the Fox "X-Men" films, including "X-Men" shot in Toronto, "X-Men 2: X-Men United" in Toronto and Vancouver and "X-Men: The Last Stand" in Vancouver. Several sequences for the first stand-alone "Wolverine" movie were also lensed in Vancouver.
Set for release July 18, 2014, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" adapts Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" (1981) issues #141 and #142, written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne, alternating between present day, in which the 'X-Men' fight the 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' led by mutant shape-shifter 'Mystique' (Lawrence) and a future timeline caused by the X-Men's failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating 'Senator Robert Kelly'.
"It's epic," said Singer about his vision for the new film. "We get to bring both casts together.
"We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense.
"It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of 'Days Of Future Past' had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it’s like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of 'Days Of Future Past' are going to be connected to this movie."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Bryan Singer talking "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", plus the "X-Men" Animated Series...