X-Men Days Of Future Past Plot Confirmed
Forthcoming superhero sequel also gets new featurette with director Bryan Singer...
More details have emerged concerning the plot of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg have been speaking to Entertainment Weekly - and have been explaining how the movie differs from the comic book story on which it is based.
The movie sees Hugh Jackman's Wolverine sent back in time to foil an assassination which spells doom for mutants in the future, whereas in the original comics it was Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page).
Another difference is that the comics saw a Senator as the target of the killing, but in the movie it is Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) - the inventor of the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots.
Wolverine's mission will also involve an attempt to redeem Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor Xavier (James McAvoy).
Kinberg commented: "A lot of people have an emotional investment in Mystique not going to the dark side."
And he added: "The hope is that Days of Future Past will broaden the audience for X-Men such that it will motivate potential spin-offs even more."
The new featurette shows Singer excited about the prospect of directing the younger members of cast, who came on board with X-Men: First Class.
"I wanted to try to find a way to combine these two casts and the subject of time travel has appeared in a number of the X-Men comic books so it was an obvious choice.
"For the younger cast it wasn't until they walked onto the blue hallway, standing next to Hugh Jackman in full Wolverine make-up, James McAvoy said to me 'wow, now I really feel like I'm in an X-Men movie'.
"It's a personal opportunity for me to reach into the past myself and reunite with old friends."
The movie is set for release on 22 May in the UK.
A new clip from the film will be previewed at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.