Bryan Singer Tweets Behind-the-Scenes X-Men Days of Future Past Picture

Young and old Professor X side-by-side...

Bryan Singer has tweeted the first behind-the-scenes picture from X-Men: Days of Future Past.

And while we knew Patrick Stewart was returning, this Professor X picture-related picture has us pretty excited about the time-travelling possibilities.

Singer's tweet ("Hello old friends #XMen #DaysofFuturePast") shows the young and old Professor X's wheelchairs side-by-side, teasing the inevitable cross-generational meet-up between James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart.

The story, which is widely renowned as one of the X-Men's greatest comic adventures, introduces the idea of a bleak, dystopian future for Marvel's mutants, in which mutants are hunted to death or incarceration by giant mutant-killing robots known as Sentinels.

As if the franchise's individual casts weren't impressive enough, Days of Future Past is set to star Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, alongside McAvoy and Stewart.

We can't wait.

 

Do you think the movie will work with so big a cast? Excited about Singer returning to the franchise? Let us know below....

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    • SiMan

      Feb 19th 2013, 13:25

      The geek in me hopes that the studios allow some reference to the other Marvel franchise...can't remember what it was called, something about somes guys avenging something....Even if its only a slight reference in the future to Iron man or Cap being killed fighting the sentinels.

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    • alexr

      Feb 19th 2013, 15:25

      Well, there was a lot of talk about Sony trying to get a shot of Oscorp tower in The Avengers, and in return, they would put the Stark tower in Spider-Man, as they both take place in New York. Sadly, the Spider-man crew didn't get the designs finished in time to render the final image for the Avengers print (or something like that) so it didn't happen - but there is nothing to say that Fox (It is still Fox, right?) can't make an agreement with Marvel and Sony to mention that these characters are present in the future and fighting/dying alongside each other against the Sentinels. I, for one, think that the more the studios can bridge the gaps between the franchises, the better it will be for them in the long run. Financially, it makes a good deal of sense for them to agree a financial payoff if one of their characters appears in a rival studios movie, and surely having Spider-man in X-Men or Wolverine in the Avengers films would pretty much guarantee a billion dollars in ticket sales...? All they have to agree is that studios do nothing gamechanging to any of their rivals properties, such as killing off Peter Parker, or making Professor X walk again...

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 20th 2013, 0:59

      Well Mark Millar is now advising Fox on their Marvel projects so hopefully he can persuade them to make a move towards Marvel Studios like Sony did.

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