When Bryan Singer’s original X-Men hit theaters in 2000, the fan response was somewhat mixed to the lack of some of the characters’ iconic costumes, opting instead for matching black leather uniforms. James Marsden’s Cyclops even offers the in-joke to Wolverine at one point, “What would you prefer? Yellow spandex?”
Today, those who do prefer yellow spandex may be getting their wish. Singer took to Twitter earlier this evening with the following post:
Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past boasts a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Along with Matthew Vaughn, Singer produced last year’s X-Men: First Class which, set in the 1960s, offered school uniforms a bit more in line with the classic, colorful designs.