Yesterday brought us the first trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, which you can see in full again at the bottom of this page. Director Bryan Singer has now offered a bit of a commentary for the trailer over at Empire and we’ve plucked some of the most interesting bits and assembled them for you below.
“It’s his eyeball!” laughs Singer about Professor X’s eye. “It’s him asking, ‘what’s the last thing you remember?’ It’s a line from the movie, but in a way he’s also asking the audience. We’re about to go back into a familiar world – what’s the last thing you remember?'”
“The grey in the hair is something I took from X-Men Days Of Future Past, it’s a look in the comic. I liked it, even though he hasn’t really aged physically it’s something that shows how tough things have gotten in the future, and brought that out in him and given him a little more world-weariness.”
“They’re not really fresh recruits, They’re more refugees that are living day to day in this hideously ruined world. They don’t have much hope in the future. They’re on the run and they join forces with the remaining X-Men to try to do this one last attempt at fixing the world.”
“There’s a line in the movie, “He’s always had a way with guns.” That’s how he crippled Xavier, and he’s such a powerful mutant but in this particular moment he’s holding a gun and I like that. He’s a product of the Second World War and he knows how to use a gun as much as he does his powers.”
“It’s an abstract scene, without giving away its origin and how it happens. It’s a trippy scene, it has a bit of ’70s style in it and the entire scene involved a lot of interesting practical photography using mirrors and other things. It was fun to shoot, and it was great to get the two actors together.”
“I did get goosebumps. I’ve got a picture on my iPhone of the two of them talking to each other. These moments need to be photographed.”
You can read all of what Singer had to say about the film by clicking here. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014.