Marvel fans are patiently awaiting the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the film designed not only continue to new revival of the X-Men series but also erase the taste of X-Men 3 from our mouths. But while Bryan Singer is back onboard and the film looks great from what we’ve seen from behind the scene footage and set visits, the film won’t be hitting theaters without it’s fair share of controversy.
According to Ain’t It Cool News, the new X-Men film will be released in theaters in the controversial 48fps format. This means that like The Hobbit last year, X-Men: Days of Future Past is hitting theaters in the ultra quick frame rate format that angered fans who literally couldn’t keep up with the action.
So, two sources now have now confirmed to us that X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only shot in 48fps, but will be released in 48 as well.
This is not news that fans want to hear as the film was shot in 48fps, meaning it’s only going to be coming out in 48fps when it hits theaters this upcoming summer. The controversy surrounding such a decision lies in the fact that normal films are shown at a 24pfs rate, which is what mostly every film since the silent era has been shot in.
The trend towards shooting and releasing in 48fps is increasing, as the higher frame rate not only helps the 3D lobby but it is supposed to usher in the era of ultra high-definition. But motion sickness is the biggest enemy of 48fps, and there were more than a few people who suffered that when The Hobbit blew past them at double the normal frame rate.
We will have to see how well the 48fps experiment works out, but two well established filmmakers have turned to the method and filmed big budget blockbusters in the format, and so far proponents of 48fps are 0-1.