X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Verbal Claws & Magnetic Charisma (Press Conference)

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"X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Verbal Claws & Magnetic Charisma (Press Conference)"

The X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of their species across two time-lines in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” movie trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could reshape their future.

Director Bryan Singer reinvented the comic-book genre as we’ve come to know it. With the debut of the hugely successful “X-Men” in the summer of 2000, Singer established nothing less than a new creative touch and look in his motion picture adaptation of the beloved comic-book stories and characters. That movie was followed by Singer’s even more successful “X2” in 2003.

In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Singer returns to the director’s chair to expand upon his vision for the X-Men universe. It’s a huge and provocative story propelled by richly conceived characters. Producer Hutch Parker believes it is “a combination Bryan’s love, attention and respect for these characters” that makes the director’s X-Men movies so powerfully irresistible.

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With an even BIGGER (than Marvel’s “The Avengers”) cast of Hollywood heavyweights, the workload of overwhelming stress and schedules surprisingly led to “egos never present” as per James McAvoy (Charles Xavier: “X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

Balancing a production on a huge scale beyond most filmmaking experiences, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with this many lead roles. The biggest challenge was keeping all the lead characters straight on their own stories. Making sure everybody had their own emotional arc over the span of the movie. I had colored note cards on the wall – different color per different character. Those kept it straight for me, because I could look at the board and see each of their stories broken out separately” recounts screenplay writer Simon Kinberg.

One of the franchise’s stars, Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine: “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), describes “Sitting at the back of a plane watching these two go at it (addressing Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy) and say sincerely never sure if it’d be possible to fill the shoes of Ian and Patrick with what they did in X-MEN, I saw FIRST CLASS then realized these guys did it with such a calm and confidence. Not only did they feel like the younger versions of these characters, but they also made it their own” when asked about memorable moments while working on “Days of Future Past.”

Among Hugh, James and Simon others of the cast and production big-shots shared a lot more during Saturday’s (May 10, 2014) press conference in NYC as they geared up for not only the world premiere that same day, but endless anticipation for the film’s release Friday, May 23rd!

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Press Conference: CLICK HERE

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