So we didn’t have to speculate too long to see who would come back from the original trilogy. Bryan Singer himself confirmed on his twitter account that Anna Pacquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore are joining the biggest X-Men ensemble to date (meaning, it is comprised of mostly important characters and none of them are just throw-aways, like X-Men 3). So we’ll have Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Iceman back for the sequel, which means they can now tell a proper “Days of Future Past” story since Kitty was a large part of that arc.
Here’s the aforementioned tweet from Bryan Singer.
I like how he’s all being cheeky about Brett Ratner committing mutant genocide in the last film. At least it was more entertaining than Superman Returns. Just playing Bryan, I’m still your friend.
Anyway, it seems like the cast is getting way too big for this movie to contain. Should they stop here, or keep going until each of them get maybe a minute of camera exposure? I personally could do without Rogue since her character never fully embraced her own nature, which felt a bit insulting and went against the theme of being a mutant. But if her character is retconned somehow and they discard the character development from the third film, then I’d have no problem with her return. I wish someone would come out and tell us whether the new X-Men movies have anything to do with the original trilogy or not, so I can put all this timeline talk to rest.
Thinking about it more, are they perhaps trying to fix the dark future that occurs in X-Men 3 through this movie by using the Days of Future Past storyline as an excuse? Sort of like a meta commentary on how much that movie sucked and the only way to move forward is by retconning that movie through THIS movie?
That just blew my mind.
Written by Daniel Lee