Bryan Singer Explains Time Traveling In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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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 McAvoyMichael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Ian McKellenHugh JackmanHalle BerryAnna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar SyDaniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. It releases on July 18, 2014.

Source: Empire

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  • Mrteapot

    The fux capacitor?

    • Victor Pleitez

      What I thought, like wtf dude a Delorean makes more sense

  • Mike

    Could have simply had some technological MacGuffin device and not try to sound like you’re being all researchy in having an explanation for a time travel. I mean they don’t try to explain why Cyclops doesn’t need to eat like 150,000,000 calories a day yet can blast energy out of his eyes for long periods of time, they simply say he has an “X-Gene”

    • randell

      pretty sure there is an explanation of how cyclops can do what he can do

    • Van Chandler

      They actually do have to “be all researchy” about things. The reason is very simple: Imagine the alternative. If they simple did time travel without any explanation, fans and viewers would dismiss the whole concept as “lazy writing” and discredit the entire film as just a shallow movie trying to bring together famous actors and characters as a cash grab. They wouldn’t take it seriously. So yes, you have to explain why you’re doing what you’re doing, how it works, and why you’re doing it. It validates the entire premise and proves to it’s critics that it’s worth watching.