Movie time lines can get confusing when you bring in time travel, and that is exactly what they are doing in Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, Singer chatted with Empire Magazine and tried to clear up just where in the X-Men film universe time line, this new one takes place.
“It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class. I’d say it’s not a sequel to one of the others. It’s an inbetwequel — that’s what I call it, for lack of a better word.”
That wasn’t the only new tidbit he gave up.
In regards to the scope of the film:
“It takes place in the future and the past and then all over the world, from Russia to China, then France, and Washington, New York. It’s got scope, but most of the scope is in the breadth of the story.”
Finally, on the state of Professor X and Magneto:
“Charles is in a very dark hole when we meet him, and Erik has been gathering his power.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
The film is set for a May 23, 2014 release.