Bryan Singer Explains Time Traveling In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
The first trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past releases tomorrow morning, but for now we have a few details surrounding the time-travelling portion of the film. The film takes place ten years after the events of First Class and The Last Stand.
The future takes about 25-30% of the film says Singer, but how Kitty Pride sends Wolverine to the past is the real question here:
“It’s about figuring your rules and sticking to them,” says Singer. “The principle I looked at is this theory that until an object is observed, it hasn’t really happened yet. The time-traveler whose consciousness travels through time I call The Observer, and until The Observer returns to where he travelled from, the result hasn’t occurred yet. So he can muck about in the past and it isn’t until he snaps back that the new future is set. As a result, we’re able to have parallel action, and there’s an underlying tension because there’s always that threat Wolverine’s conciousness could return and leave the world in an even darker place.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. It releases on July 18, 2014.