SHH Video: Simon Kinberg and the Producers on the Future of the X-Men

By now, you probably already know a lot about the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, including the general time-traveling storyline, based on the comic story of the same name. At the recent New York City junket, SuperHeroHype and got to sit down with screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg and his fellow producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker to talk about the idea of bringing back the old cast members as well as finally tackling the Sentinels and the “Days of Future Past” storyline. You can see what they had to say in the video player below.

As well as talking about the upcoming movie, Shuler Donner and Parker confirmed that X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the ’80s as previously reported and that it will follow the group introduced in “First Class” while also introducing the young Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm.

“Part of the beauty of this world is that it’s not defined by a single character,” Parker says in the interview. “It’s actually a universe populated by the characters you’ve seen and have now been added and some you haven’t. There’s a tremendous latitude about who we bring in and who we feature film to film and now even moreso with the legacy of ‘Days of Future Past,’ we have a chance to revisit certain themes and ideas in new ways.”

Kinberg talked about some of the possible things they could cover in the next film including how Professor Xavier began his School for Gifted Youngsters, the further transformation of Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, as well as seeing how Mystique realigns herself with Magneto after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, essentially setting up the status quo of Bryan Singer’s original 2000 movie The X-Men.

There’s no word on whether we may see the likes of Quicksilver in the next movie, but Schuler Donner did talk about bringing Nightcrawler into X2, and had to say this about the long-anticipated Deadpool movie:

“Definitely, definitely. I think Deadpool will finally eventually, finally, be made, yes.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens nationwide on Thursday night, May 22. You can watch our previous interview with Hugh Jackman here and look for interviews with the rest of the cast later this week.