As the Internet feverishly awaits the release of the first trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on Tuesday, director Bryan Singer whetted appetites for the new movie with a Twitter Q&A session Monday.
Among the highlights, collected by Collider, Singer says fans should expect a very different film from its other “X-Men” predecessors.
“Though there is a great deal of humor, the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes,” Singer said. One of those stakes includes mutant-hunting robots the Sentinels, whose presence the director teased in a later tweet.
One Twitter user asked Singer if “Days of Future Past” would have a 1970s film vibe, since “X-Men: First Class” echoed the cinema 1960s. Singer confirmed that it would indeed invoke the disco era, specifically “in the colors, some of the style & music,” and he also revealed that he used retro film to shoot several scenes.
For more from the director — including scoop on Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and a list of characters who’ll be making their first “X-Men” appearance in “Days of Future Past” — check out the full story at Collider.
The first trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is expected to drop Tuesday morning. The movie is due out in theaters May 23, 2014.
Gallery | Superhero Movie Mistakes
- ‘Superman 3′ (1983)
Before Superman (Christopher Reeve) gets set to land on, and stop, a rogue plough, the wires holding him are visible.
- ‘Batman’ (1989)
When the Joker’s henchmen are trashing a museum, one bad guy puts his grubby little handprints all over a portrait using paint. Later, the Joker walks by the same portrait and the handprints have disappeared. Poof!
- ‘Iron Man 2′ (2010)
When Natalie and Pepper arrive at the Stark Industries Expo and open the car door, a huge lighting screen is visible in reflection of the car’s window. We’re sure Tony Stark would have something very snarky to say about this.
- ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
When we first see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) arrive at his company’s benefit, his car doesn’t have a front license plate. When we actually see him pull up to the entrance, however, his personalised “Stark” plate has appeared. How did that get there?!
- ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
During Batman’s (Christian Bale) interrogation of the Joker (Heath Ledger), he picks him up and slams him against the wall. For a brief instant, you can see a camera and a cameraman in the reflection of the mirror on the right.
- ‘X-Men’ (2004)
In Toad’s (Ray Park) final scene of the movie, in which he begins to fight Storm (Halle Berry), he leaps into the air and onto the balcony railing. If you take a look at the back of his belt, his stunt wire is very visible. Good thing Halle Berry usually steals everyone’s attention when she’s on-screen.
- ‘Hancock’ (2008)
When Hancock (Will Smith) lays Mary (Charlize Theron) on a hospital bed after she’s been shot, the amount of blood on her shirt changes significantly from shot to shot.
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