With X-Men: Days of Future past nearing its release date of May 23rd, the news and speculation surrounding the Bryan Singer directed flick is surging into overdrive. And here are a few of the more tasty morsels of mutant-based news that have been released over the last couple of days;
Let’s start with the apparent confusion surrounding Anna Paquin’s Rogue. Recently, director Bryan Singer told EW.com that Rogue wouldn’t feature in the film, with her only scene having been cut.
However, following her surprising inclusion in the recent Empire 25 Days of Future Past Covers, writer/producer Simon Kinberg responded to a fan question on empireonline.com by saying “It was one real sequence in the movie. We felt like it was taking tension out of the main story drive.”
Which would be fair enough, if Singer hadn’t then immediately added “It does not mean that we won’t see her in the film.”
So, make of that what you will.
On Paquins inclusion as a cover, Singer also said “I hope to make the sequence available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family. I ‘m very pleased she will remain as one of Empire‘s anniversary covers,”
So at this point, it’s pretty much anyone’s guess as to whether we’ll see Rogue in the movie, and if we do, what form that appearance will take.
Up next, from another interview with Empire magazine, Singer shed a little light on the origins of Quicksilver in the movie.
Responding to the question of whether Pietro’s inclusion in the movie was as a result of Joss Whedon casting the same character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Singer said “Quicksilver was always in our script. Marvel were informed early on that I was using him. The way it’ll play out in our movie versus what I believe they are going to do is so different. And this is not an enormous role – he’s only on one beat of the movie.”
Interestingly, he added that writer/produder Kinberg has “originally employed a young Juggernaut in the same function.”
Also, throwing up a faint tease as the Magneto/Quicksilver lineage, Evans Peters added “Everybody’s so slow to him, it gives him an attitude. He’s a little impatient. When [Magneto and Quicksilver] first meet, there’s a cool, “Do I know you? moment.”
Could be interesting, and I guess for those who seem to be hating pretty heavily on Singer’s version of Pietro, it may come as a relief that the character will only feature in a small role.
And finally, speaking of the Maximoffs, another teaser picture has been released with a younger Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) posing alongside a young girl. Possibly a fairly obvious tease at a young Wanda Maximoff? (Scarlet Witch)
So, what do you guys make of this one? Light-hearted shot at Marvel?
The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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