Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow for the new issue – get your copy right now! – X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer revealed that as the timeline creeps closer toward 2000’s X-Men, we could be seeing some familiar faces check into Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters.
“My next goal is how did the X-Men come together? That story hasn’t been told yet, so [Days Of Future Past] is the inbetweequel,” laughs Singer.
“It’s in between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men.”
Of course, this means X-Men: Apocalypse is in the right time zone to revisit and recast iconic original characters Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm.
“Yeah,” Singer confirms when that exact proposition is put to him, “exactly.”
Cyclops and Jean Grey, played by James Marsden and Famke Janssen, were killed in X-Men: The Last Stand (although Janssen reprised the role for dream sequences in The Wolverine), while Halle Berry returns as Storm for the post-apocalyptic segments of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be released on 22 May 2014. Read our massive behind the scenes special in the new issue of SciFiNow and find out more about the comics that inspired the film with our awesome new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.