X-Men: Days of Future Past Will Use Technology Never Seen in X-Men Before


During an interview in promotion of his upcoming release Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer told MTV that not only would he be using some of the technology he picked up on that film in X-Men (technology he never used in the first two X-films), but hinted that there's a possibility a character could be completely CG. Sentinels, perhaps? With so many original cast members returning, it's hard to believe he would go CG on a character like Beast or Nightcrawler, as it would seem like a slight to the actor. Here's the pertinent excerpt from the interview:

MTV: The technology you're using here has some different tools that you haven't gotten a chance to work with before. There are leaps and bounds every year, but it seems like in particular in the last five years or so there have been some crazy advances in motion capture, etc. Did you use motion capture for the giants? Singer: Yeah, we performance-captured the giants first on a volume stage. The challenge that we had, that "Avatar" did not, was that you've got real actors interacting with giants. This was my first 3-D movie as well, and I took a lot of care with the stereo. But to do a fully animated kind of thing? I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in "X-Men." I don't wanna say how, yet, but I'm definitely using some of this technology on "X-Men" which I never used in any of the other "X-Men" films. MTV: Are you talking about creating a fully CGI character in "Days of Future Past"? Singer: That's the thing I don't want to talk about. I'm not sure. I'm doing research on it now.