X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to come out in theaters this upcoming Friday, May 23rd. The people have spoken. This movie could be the best movie in the whole X-Men franchise history. Better than X-Men: First Class, better than the original X-Men. Days of Future Past brings together two big casts from the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class for the first time to the big screen.
At first, I didn’t know how director Bryan Singer was going to do it. This was going to be a really big cast. A big cast of big names. Probably the biggest cast that he has ever worked with in his career. Singer, is returning to the X-Men franchise after doing the first two X-Men movies, but didn’t do the third movie because he left the franchise to work on a huge bust movie, Superman Returns, returned to work like he didn’t miss a heartbeat. He made Future Days of Past work! But how? How was it possible to add two different casts together and make it work? Here are three reasons why I think Singer made it work.
One, Singer had big and bold ideas that he wanted to work with. He was confident that it could work, but for it to work, he had to make sure that Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen all agreed to sign onto the project. They signed on in a heartbeat, once they believed in what Singer was doing. He wanted to reach for new heights. Two, he convinced both casts to buy in and believe that Singer knew what he was doing. The casts worked well together with Singer to make it happen. Lastly, Singer has had goals from the start of this movie and knew what scenes were important to him. For example, he wanted his character, Quicksilver, played by American Horror Story star, Evan Peters, to steal the scene, much more, Singer wanted Quicksilver to steal this movie.
Fans that went to special screenings before the world premiere were all raving about how Quicksilver’s scene was the scene that instantly was the highlight of this movie. Quicksilver’s scene was what made this movie work so well and made the experience so much better. Quicksilver’s scene helped the movie reach such a high rating on IMDB, reaching 9.3 out of 10. Once the movie comes out in theaters, the movie will continue to get a high rating. Singer actually did it. He made his most focused and important scene a hit. One reason why he wanted Quicksilver’s scene to be big was because Avengers: Age of Ultron director, Joss Whedon, had cast a different Quicksilver, played by Kick Ass star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Singer wanted to have his Quicksilver set high standards for Whedon’s Quicksilver. So keep an eye out for Quicksilver’s individual scene in the film.
The story of this movie is the present day X-Men have to travel back in time to prevent a war that is happening in the present. Wolverine, played by Jackman, goes back in time to work together with a younger Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy and younger Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender, to stop a war from happening. The reason why Wolverine was the one chosen to travel back in time is unknown. We will find that out in the movie. While Wolverine is traveling back in time, the present day X-Men have to go to war and fight off the sentinels and stall while Wolverine tries to save them by working with the younger X-Men, trying to stop the government from building Sentinels. Lives will be lost, but hopefully all that could change if Wolverine and the younger X-Men succeed in stopping the war from getting started.
All I know is that from the looks of the trailer of X-Men: Future Days of Past, it looks really awesome! Knowing that this movie is going to be amazing, Fox is already working a sequel with Singer returning to direct it, X-Men: Apocalypse. This movie will be starring the younger version of the X-Men. Apocalypse is one of the biggest threats against the X-Men. It will be interesting to see how the younger version of the X-Men will approach this. I already know that if the X-Men: Future Days of Past movie becomes the best X-Men movie in the franchise, then I don’t know how X-Men: Apocalypse is going to follow. Both casts have to return because I don’t think Apocalypse can top Future Days of Past if they only use the younger version of the cast. For Apocalypse to be better than Future Days of Past, it has to have a much bigger cast, but let’s turn our focus back to Days of Future Past and the big hit it is going to be.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am very excited to see this movie! It is going to be crazy because I have never seen a movie that has this many big names in one movie and succeed at the same time. I expect the movie to have dramatic scenes and be very action packed. Having Stewart, McKellen, Jackman, McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawerence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage and many more big names all in one movie and be successful? That is crazy! X-Men: Future Days of Past comes out Friday, May 23rd. Go check it out and let me know what you think of it!
First Official X-Men: Future Days of Past Trailer
Second Official Trailer
Third Official Trailer