By Edward Davis | The Playlist February 17, 2014 at 2:40PM
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Meaning the “X-Men” of Bryan Singer’s original series and the younger versions of those characters in the Matthew Vaughn-directed prequel, “X-Men: First Class.” What a better way to give Marvel’s “The Avengers” a run for their money then make a time-spanning picture that features more than 20 heroes and villains. Of course, that many characters is also a recipe of disaster potentially, but we’ve voiced those concerns in the past, so that’s that.
But why did Vaughn bail on the series after the semi-successful prequel? “It didn’t excite me enough,” Vaughn told Empire (via CB.com) recently about 'First Class.' “The thing that was exciting about it was bringing all these actors together. What a cast! But I’ve worked with great actors and I just thought, ‘I’ve got to do my own thing. The script was great for X-Men, but I had ‘Secret Service’ in my head,” Vaughn added. “And this has always been [director Bryan Singer's] machine. It’s come full circle.”
Much of the ‘Days of Future Past cast is going back to Montreal for reshoots, but that’s par for the course on a gigantic film like this. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” stars every almost everyone who’s ever been involved with an “X-Men” movie and it hits theaters May 23, 2014. Lots of new images and promo photos below. Last thought, wasn't Professor Xavier paralyzed in the last film? Why is he seen walking around in so many of the recent stills? Is it just his MIND self? DISCUSS.