Friday, March 14, 2014

X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Professor X is a Mess and Magneto Has Been Isolated in the 70s Timeline


Having two time lines and a very large ensemble cast of actors in X-Men Days of Future Past can be a tough thing to wrap your brain around. Especially considering the fact that there are two sets of actors for Professor X and Magneto.

In an exclusive with Total Film, director Bryan Singer touches on how actor James McAvoy's younger Professor X is dealing with life since X-Men: First Class.

"[James McAvoy’s ] Professor X is in a very bad way. He’s a mess. It’s a very different, radical take on the character. At the end of First Class he’s still a preppy guy who thinks he might want to turn his mansion into a school, And then what occurs over the next decade, everything goes terribly wrong. Then there’s the loss of Raven [aka Mystique] from his life, the disappointment of that. His mishandling of their relationship. That’s a key thing."

And not to be forgotten, Magneto is somewhat of a lost soul as well.

"When we catch up with [Michael Fassbender’s] Magneto we don’t know what he’s up to. He’s isolated and somewhat embittered. We have hope for him that he’ll choose the right path. And unfortunately that happen. He becomes a terrible fly in the ointment of the mission."

The path of these two have been connected closely through the comics and still continue in the films. X-Men Days of Future Past releases in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Read more of Total Film's exclusive with Singer by clicking right here.




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