'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Director Bryan Singer Explains Professor X's Return... Sorta

Professor X

by Brett White

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer dropped by the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for a little Q&A session, which reveals a few of the director's thoughts on 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as a few tidbits about next year's mutant movie.

"Last Stand" could be considered the one that got away, as the film went on without Singer, who was busy shooting "Superman Returns" at the time. Instead, the film was directed by Brett Ratner who made a few choices that Singer didn't really agree with. JoBlo, who had an agent on the inside (the event was open to the public), reported that Singer revealed he wasn't exactly thrilled with Cyclops' demise in the film. Hey Bryan, James Marsden/Cyclops agrees with you.

Singer obviously didn't agree with Professor Xavier getting killed in the film as well—although Ratner planted the seed for his return in the last minute of his film, so it's possible even he didn't agree with himself. Singer half-explained how he could bring Professor X back to life, while Cyclops apparently can't be saved. As reported by JoBlo:

Could justify bringing Xavier back because he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness.

I'm going to remain skeptical about how exactly Xavier could "possibly construct a body around that consciousness." That seems well out of his power range. And how does one construct a body around a consciousness? Were his thoughts near a whole bunch of spare body parts? And how did he make them look like himself? Bryan Singer, what are you talking about? Again... reserving final judgement until I see the film.

Singer was happy with Ellen Page's casting as Kitty Pryde, which makes sense considering that she's the only Ratner addition in "Days of Future Past."

The director also confirmed that there will be no Scarlet Witch in the film, that Josh Helman is playing William Stryker, that most of the film takes place in 1973, and that while it isn't the brightest of films, it has a good heart.

You can check out the rest of the report over at JoBloe, and you can read a description of the footage screened at the event here.

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