With his latest effort, "Jack the Giant Slayer," set to hit theaters in a couple of weeks, Bryan Singer has been on the press circuit, which has given him ample opportunity to discuss his next film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
During an interview with MTV News, the director discussed the CGI technology he utilized in "Jack the Giant Slayer" and hinted that he might try to employ it for his "X-Men" sequel. Insisting that he "definitely want[s] to use this technology again," he teased that he "might even be using some of it in a different way" for "Days of Future Past."
Singer even confirmed that he plans to include an all-CGI character in "Days of Future Past," but he declined to elaborate on who that technology would be applied to. While the Sentinels have been rumored to make an appearance and would almost certainly be brought to life with CGI, it seems likely that Singer is referring to an actual mutant character that will interact with the cast.
Speaking of the cast, Singer of course could not contain his enthusiasm for the film's all-star lineup, but he assured fans that he isn't just adding mutants for the sake of adding them. Instead, he claimed that each character "has a very important function in the story."
The director also revealed that he might not be finished adding to the already massive cast, which sports actors from both "X-Men: First Class" and Singer's original set of "X-Men" films. When asked about the possibility of Halle Berry reprising her role as Storm, Singer was non-committal but hinted that he's open to the idea.
Singer notes that her possible participation won't necessarily come down to a "deal-making" aspect but whether or not Storm's presence will "make sense" in the story. Since he went on to say that he loves working with Berry, it seems likely that he'll find room for the character.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is inching its way towards production with an eye set towards its release next July.