Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Cullen0
WonderCon Shares Another Look At ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’
Bryan Singer, director of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, had been scheduled to take the WonderCon stage in order to promote his upcoming mutant sequel. However, Singer was noticeably absent due to a media storm surrounding recent allegations of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy. Although Singers legal woes will have no barring on the film itself, it is clear that this was not the press coverage 20th Century Fox was looking for.
While a “no questions” policy was not outright announced, 20th Century Fox made certain that they held a tight rein during Saturdays two-hour WonderCon presentation. Singer was quickly replaced with writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who held the crowds attention the second Kimberg had announced that he would reveal a never before seen teaser for Days of Future Past.
Like the majority of the crowd, I had no personal interest in the controversy surrounding Singers absence. I was simply there for the screening. Unfortunately, Kinbergs promise of “never before seen footage” fell short when the audience was presented with the same exact clip from last weeks MTV Movie Awards. For those of you unfamiliar with the X-Men comic, Days of Future Past is a classic X-Men story in which characters from a post-apocalyptic future It is overrun by mutant killing robots and are forced to travel back in time in hopes of altering their dark and dismal future.
For the most part, diehard Marvel fans are not huge supporters of 20th Century Fox and their rights to X-Men. I myself tend to sway this way, especially after their failed attempt at introducing the Phoenix saga. However, Kinberg did offer a sliver of hope by openly admitting:
“This [Days of Future Past] and the Dark Phoenix are the two most famous stories. We could have done better with the Dark Phoenix. This is our attempt to right the wrongs of the past.”
Although I can not promise you that 20th Century Fox wont flub this classic story as well, one thing is for certain, the previews look more than promising.
I want my last words to be; Hold my beer and watch this!
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