Bad Hat Harry Productions, The Donners’ Company, and Marvel Studios are in pre-production on “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the sequel to “X-Men: First Class” for 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. The start date for shooting was originally scheduled for January 2013, but has been pushed back to April 2013. Auditions for the film’s main stars will take place in Los Angeles, with additional principal actor casting in Montreal. The extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in Monreal throughout shooting. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 18, 2014.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will bring together the stars of the first trilogy of X-Men movies with the stars of 2011’s reboot “X-Men: First Class” joining forces for one monumental film. This includes Professor X, Magneto and Wolverine. The story will vacillate the 60’s setting established in “X-Men: First Class” and the future of the original trilogy, where mutants are a hunted minority. In the present day, the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In the future universe, caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly, Sentinels rule the United States and mutants live in internment camps.
Starring in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence returning as the shape-shifting mutant Raven Darkholme/Mystique; Golden Globe Award nominee James McAvoy is back as the telepathic leader and founder of the X-Men, Charles Xavier/Professor X; Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Fassbender is again playing electromagnetic field manipulating mutant Erik Lensherr/Magneto; BAFTA Award nominee Nicholas Hoult once more plays the kind but frightening-looking mutant Dr. Henry McCoy/Beast. Joining the cast from the original trilogy is two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen as older Magneto; and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Patrick Stewart as older Charles Xavier.
Four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bryan Singer is directing from a screenplay written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. Singer directed the original “X-Men” and “X2”, and has now taken over for Matthew Vaughn who directed “X-Men: First Class” but pulled out of directing this film. Singer also directed the films “Superman Returns,” “Valkyrie”, “Jack the Giant Slayer,” as well as co-wrote the story and produced “X-Men: First Class”. Kinberg’s feature film writing credits include “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Jumper,” and “This Means War”.Bryan Singer attended USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Producing is Bryan Singer under the banner of his company Bad Hat Harry Productions, Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner of Donners’ Company, and Simon Kinberg. Although Matthew Vaughn pulled out of directing, he has remained on as producer. Donners’ Company has been a production company on all of the X-Men films, and this will be Bad Hat Harry Productions fourth X-Men film. In addition to his impressive writing credits, Simon Kinberg has produced the films “X-Men: First Class,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and the upcoming films “Elysium,” and “Cinderella”.
Principal Actor Casting
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606 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Andrea Kenyon and Associates
7535 St. Denis
Montreal, QC H2R 2E7
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FOX Quebec Productions Ltd.
1777 Carrie-Derick Street
Montreal, PQ H3C 6G2
The Donners’ Company
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Bad Hat Harry Productions
150 S. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Producers: Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Richard Donner, Bryan Singer, Matthew Vaughn
Jennifer Lawrence – Raven/Mystique
James McAvoy – Charles Xavier
Nicholas Hoult – Hank McCoy/Beast
Hugh Jackman – Logan/Wolverine
Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Ian McKellen – Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (older)
Patrick Stewart – Professor Charles Xavier (older)
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps.
The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.