Fox has been promoting this one as a “surprise” inclusion to their San Diego Comic Con line-up and even though just about everyone guessed that surprise would be “X-Men: Days of Future Past” from the moment the news broke, having the opportunity to see so many X-Men grace a single stage was a thrill to say the least.
We had Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier) Ian McKellen (Magneto), Halle Berry, Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Omar Sy (Bishop) and writer Simon Kinberg all up there to enlighten us on what happens when the original trilogy and the new iteration of X-Men collide via time travel.
The dynamic between the participants and remarkably smooth flow of the event (kudos, Fox!) is worth experiencing in full, so we’re bringing you this press conference in its entirety, but in case you’d like to skip around, here’s a brief breakdown of the questions asked and topics covered:
00:22 – On Handling the Beloved Storyline
02:25 – Returning Actors on Coming Back to X-Men & New Actors on Working with Them
10:45 – Will They Play with Continuity to Erase ‘X-Men: The Last Stand?’
12:16 – Will Young Characters Be in Scenes with Older Versions of Their Characters?
13:15 – Hugh Jackman Professor His Love for Storm
16:20 – When They First Heard About the Project
17:45 – On Xavier’s Return from the Dead
19:30 – On the New Costumes and 70s Outfits