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New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ set photos show Ellen Page and Hugh Jackman

- May 5th, 2013

Bryan Singer gave X-Men fans their first glimpse of Ellen Page as Kitty “Shadowcat” Pryde and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine this week from the set of Days of Future Past.

The director snapped Page looking at Shawn Ashmore (who plays Iceman) and tweeted the pic with the caption: “Hello, Kitty.”

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He also gave us a glimpse of the back of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sporting his trademark coif and leather duds. “Fitting @RealHughJackman,” Singer tweeted.

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Kitty Pryde plays a major role in Days of Future Past, which brings together the casts from the original trilogy and 2011′s First Class prequel. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put an internment camps. A future version of Pryde travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men. The film will reportedly be set in the 1970s.

And for those of you who haven’t seen it, the CinemaCon trailer for this summer’s The Wolverine has hit the web, as well as a brand-spanking new poster. Hey, you can never have too much X-Men, right?

The Wolverine takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand and finds Logan in Japan, where he’s protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) from the Yakuza. The new spot gives us a look at one of the villains – Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) – as well as the main antagonist, the Silver Samurai.

Director James Mangold tweeted a new poster for the villainous Silver Samurai, which looks absolutely stunning. I love how it uses the same watercolour style as the first teaser poster that just showed Wolverine.

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The Wolverine is being adapted from a 1982 comic book arc from Frank Miller and Chris Claremont (one of my all-time favourites) and is skedded to hit theatres July 26.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on July 18, 2014.

Bryan Singer to direct new ‘X-Men’ film

- October 31st, 2012
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Director Bryan Singer on the set of X2.

So depending on what you thought about X-Men: First Class – Matthew Vaughan’s 2011 reboot of the Marvel franchise – you’ll either greet the news that director Bryan Singer is returning to the series he helped launch with extreme excitement or muted disappointment.

After news surfaced that Vaughan would not be directing the sequel to First Class, Singer announced he will be directing the next X-Men film – Days of Future Past.

While Vaughan is credited with resurrecting the franchise after Brett Ratner’s poorly received X-Men: Last Stand and Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it is Singer’s original X-Men films that helped usher the superhero genre into the 2000s.

In case you forgot, Singer opted not to make X-Men 3 instead choosing to reboot the Man of Steel in 2006′s Superman Returns (that didn’t work out so good, though).

Singer, who had a story credit on First Class, will be adapting a Chris Claremont story arc from the comic book that deals with alternate realities.

Sounds positively Fringe-y.

First Class stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are set to reprise their roles in the new film, which is going before cameras next year.

Days of Future Past is due out in July 2014.