X-Men: Days of Future Past - More Details From The Director

Bryan Singer and Simon KinbergThe new issue of Empire, out today, has given us a lot of news about Man of Steel, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Iron Man 3. That said, much of the magazine hadn't been digitized yet this morning, either as an iPad edition or as a webpage, so it's been dribbling in throughout the day as we and other sites have had a chance to transcribe it.

Earlier today, we brought you some news on Days of Future Past, from director Bryan Singer. Well, Singer had some more to say on the topic, via Empire Online.

"It has a lot of aspects of the comic," Singer told the magazine. "The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it’s like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie."

On the question of whether the less-successful X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine would be considered canonical for the film, Singer said, "I’m taking into account every movie – I’m not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. I’m taking into account the entire universe as it’s been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so there’s some clean-up. But ultimately I’m not just ignoring them either."

"I’ll be using Twitter as an avenue," said the director of using the social network site as a place for casting notices. "I think Twitter is an amazing thing. Very often something gets out there in the rumour-sphere, and people start building up an impression of something that might not be right. So what I want to do is just little by little drop out whatever information is official."