My “X-Men” costume panic attack earlier this week appears to have been over nothing. Yes, director Bryan Singer and original “X-Men” costume designer Louise Mingenbach are reuniting for the filmmaker’s upcoming sequel, “Days of Future Past,” but the suits of old won’t be coming with them.
“For those of you wondering,” Singer tweeted on Wednesday, “no leather suits.”
That’s a big relief to hear. As I wrote earlier in the week, the leather suits worked fine at the time of those first two “X-Men” movies, but by today’s standards, they’re incredibly dated. When Batman can have a functional cowl, when Captain America can have a traditional costume that doesn’t look ridiculous, there’s no reason that full-on Cyclops and Wolverine costumes shouldn’t be possible on the big screen.
There’s no guarantee that we’ll see anything that more closely resembles the comics in “Days of Future Past,” no, but the lack of leather suits is certainly a step in the right direction.
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