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James McAvoy says X-Men: Days of Future Past will be the "biggest, most epic" X-Men film yet

10.03.2013

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is going to be a huge movie. How can it not? With a giant cast, time travel elements from the comics and a budget that's probably north of $200 million, I think it's safe to say expectations are very high and many believe X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST has the potential to be the biggest and best film yet featuring the mutants.

Principal photography for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST ended in August, and recently some of the cast have talked about their experiences while making the film. James McAvoy is the latest singing praises for the upcoming film and director Bryan Singer, and while talking to IGN McAvoy says the new X-Men film is going to be incredibly epic.

There’s an army of brilliant actors in that film. Bryan Singer is back at the helm. Potentially it’s going to be the biggest, most epic X-Men they’ve ever had. I think it’s the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind Avatar. So they’re definitely going for it.

James McAvoy goes on to to talk about Bryan Singer's love for the series and how the director impacted future comic book movies when he did the first X-MEN film.

Bryan’s very protective of the series. He did create it. He did help form that environment that allowed subsequent superhero movies to exist and thrive like they have done for the last however many years. Not to say that there weren’t other superhero movies out at the time, but of that ilk, where it was OK to take it really seriously. He does take it really seriously. There’s a kind or reverence about it, which I like. You want people to take it seriously. That’s what he brings to it I think. And a safe pair of hands – you know you’re in good hands.

James McAvoy also talked about sharing the screen with Patrick Stewart and how much he enjoyed working with Hugh Jackman.

His last day was my first day and that was it. Then we were done. But we did crossover and we do get a scene together. Getting to work with Hugh [Jackman] – who I christened Hugo Boss – was great. What he’s like on camera when he’s getting interviewed and you think he’s the nicest man in show business – he is. He’s amazing. The guy’s got grace coming out of every single pore. If we could all be a bit more like Hugh it would be a very happy planet.

Calling X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST the "biggest" and "most epic" might get fanboys excited, but if the movie is any good or not is what really matters. A huge budget and a big cast doesn't automatically equal a great film, although I am hopeful X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be the best X-Men film yet. It certainly has the potential and like many of you, I can't wait to see what Bryan Singer and company have in store for us.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is scheduled to be released on May 23rd, 2014.

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8:07PM on 10/03/2013

Sounds great! can't wait to see it!

I just went from six o'clock to midnight ;)
I just went from six o'clock to midnight ;)
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6:10PM on 10/03/2013

Excited

X-Men 2 is arguable the best in the series. Hopefully this will match if not surpass it.
When can we expect a trailer of this awesomeness?
X-Men 2 is arguable the best in the series. Hopefully this will match if not surpass it.
When can we expect a trailer of this awesomeness?
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3:56PM on 10/03/2013
Bryan Singer is the guy who created the modern comic book film. He is the first filmmaker to take a risk and place comic book superheroes into a far more realistic world. He decided to treat X-Men as a grounded science fiction story instead of the typical Hollywood superhero story. If he never broke that barrier, then a film like Batman Begins would have never happened. If anyone asked me what my favorite superhero film is, I would call it a draw between X-Men 2 & Batman Begins.

If only
Bryan Singer is the guy who created the modern comic book film. He is the first filmmaker to take a risk and place comic book superheroes into a far more realistic world. He decided to treat X-Men as a grounded science fiction story instead of the typical Hollywood superhero story. If he never broke that barrier, then a film like Batman Begins would have never happened. If anyone asked me what my favorite superhero film is, I would call it a draw between X-Men 2 & Batman Begins.

If only Singer had brought that kind of forward thinking to Superman Returns instead of writing a love letter to Richard Donner, then we would not have had to suffer Man of Steel.
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3:08PM on 10/03/2013
Well of course he says it'll be the best X-Men movie yet, that's his job. You don't think the studio would allow him to say, "This one will be good not not as epic as the last one.", do you?

It's like when an interviewer asks a singer, "What's your favorite album that you've done?" The answer is always, "The one I have coming out tomorrow!"
Well of course he says it'll be the best X-Men movie yet, that's his job. You don't think the studio would allow him to say, "This one will be good not not as epic as the last one.", do you?

It's like when an interviewer asks a singer, "What's your favorite album that you've done?" The answer is always, "The one I have coming out tomorrow!"
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2:53PM on 10/03/2013

I can't think of a movie with more stars

Saying this is the biggest X-men movie is an understatement. This is a behemoth of a movie.
Saying this is the biggest X-men movie is an understatement. This is a behemoth of a movie.
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12:06PM on 10/03/2013

I'm so boned up for this!

My wood is at a 10 for this movie!
My wood is at a 10 for this movie!
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11:59AM on 10/03/2013
Sounds like they should be expanding this one into two or three films. About the only thing I'm worried about here is that they're cramming too much story and characters into too little screen-time.
And Matthew Vaughn is still onboard producing or something isn't he? I hope so cause Singer, bless him, hasn't always made the best of decisions.
Sounds like they should be expanding this one into two or three films. About the only thing I'm worried about here is that they're cramming too much story and characters into too little screen-time.
And Matthew Vaughn is still onboard producing or something isn't he? I hope so cause Singer, bless him, hasn't always made the best of decisions.
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11:50AM on 10/03/2013

Uhmmm...

Let's not get carried away... Bryan Singer IS directing, right?
Let's not get carried away... Bryan Singer IS directing, right?
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11:40AM on 10/03/2013
Expectations, mine are very high. I've always thought Singer has done a damn good job on this franchise and it was completely ruined when he didn't return for the third film. I'm sure Singer and Matthew Vaughn have worked long and hard on this script on how to make the entire franchise cohesive. Can't wait for the trailer to be released and see everyone in action.
Expectations, mine are very high. I've always thought Singer has done a damn good job on this franchise and it was completely ruined when he didn't return for the third film. I'm sure Singer and Matthew Vaughn have worked long and hard on this script on how to make the entire franchise cohesive. Can't wait for the trailer to be released and see everyone in action.
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10:41AM on 10/03/2013
Considering the potential and the heavy talent that they have in this film, how can it NOT be the best X-Men film of the franchise?

I think I may be be even more excited for this than Age of Ultron and Man of Steel 2. I'm looking forward to all of them with great anticipation, but the hype with this film is just too difficult to ignore. The extra credits scene after Wolverine was a great way to lead into this next film and it was great to see some of the older characters back since X-Men 3.
Considering the potential and the heavy talent that they have in this film, how can it NOT be the best X-Men film of the franchise?

I think I may be be even more excited for this than Age of Ultron and Man of Steel 2. I'm looking forward to all of them with great anticipation, but the hype with this film is just too difficult to ignore. The extra credits scene after Wolverine was a great way to lead into this next film and it was great to see some of the older characters back since X-Men 3.
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9:46AM on 10/03/2013
Extra tidbit: Very High. I'm pretty sure this is the biggest and boldest X-Men movie yet.
Extra tidbit: Very High. I'm pretty sure this is the biggest and boldest X-Men movie yet.
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9:32AM on 10/03/2013
I'm really looking forward to this. I've always liked Singer at the helm. X2 was a great flick. The opening scene with Nightcrawler was epic. Unfortunately, I also think that this might quite possibly be the last flick in this franchise or at least the last with the original cast. Even if we don't get a crossover X-Men/FF flick in the next 5-10 year's they have said that they want them to live in the same universe. I'm thinking that this film will reset the timeline erasing the original cast &
I'm really looking forward to this. I've always liked Singer at the helm. X2 was a great flick. The opening scene with Nightcrawler was epic. Unfortunately, I also think that this might quite possibly be the last flick in this franchise or at least the last with the original cast. Even if we don't get a crossover X-Men/FF flick in the next 5-10 year's they have said that they want them to live in the same universe. I'm thinking that this film will reset the timeline erasing the original cast & moving forward with the younger 1st class cast. If they do this & not just a complete reboot, then I think that they'll just recast Wolverine. I mean, Jackman has been Logan for what, 13+ years? Man's gotta move on sometime.
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9:26AM on 10/03/2013
That "Hugo Boss" line is hilarious. I'm looking forward to McAvoy with Patrick Stewart and Fassbender with Ian McKellen in the same flick. It was such a treat to see Stewart and McKellen pop up at the end of the Wolverine. Certainly whets the appetite, and I hope X-Men Days of Future Past turns out well.
That "Hugo Boss" line is hilarious. I'm looking forward to McAvoy with Patrick Stewart and Fassbender with Ian McKellen in the same flick. It was such a treat to see Stewart and McKellen pop up at the end of the Wolverine. Certainly whets the appetite, and I hope X-Men Days of Future Past turns out well.
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9:01AM on 10/03/2013
My expectations for this movie is really high so I really hope it delivers. I really hope the Sentinels we've seen are 70's Sentinels and the Future world is closer to X-men 3 Sentinels (or at least the head we saw). Here's hoping for a great film.
My expectations for this movie is really high so I really hope it delivers. I really hope the Sentinels we've seen are 70's Sentinels and the Future world is closer to X-men 3 Sentinels (or at least the head we saw). Here's hoping for a great film.
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9:00AM on 10/03/2013
Interesting....I figured the 2 of them would have had more scenes then they could fit into one day.
Interesting....I figured the 2 of them would have had more scenes then they could fit into one day.
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8:58AM on 10/03/2013

Given how much they've hyped this flick,

it better be freakin' epic! But yeah, I'm looking forward to this, and I'd like to see a script that's worthy of Jackman's performance as Wolverine.
it better be freakin' epic! But yeah, I'm looking forward to this, and I'd like to see a script that's worthy of Jackman's performance as Wolverine.
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