Bryan Singer compares ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ to ‘The Usual Suspects’

Filmmaker discusses new superhero film

Director Bryan Singer has compared his forthcoming film X-Men: Days Of Future Past to his old classic The Usual Suspects.

Singer made The Usual Suspects in 1995 with a cast including Kevin Spacey and Benico Del Toro. Speaking to IGN, he said his experiences working on the crime-thriller were similar to Days Of Future Past, which will unite cast members from all of the previous five X-Men movies.

Singer said that the films were similar in two ways. “One structurally, and also in the way I’ve shot it, because I shot the future elements that take place in the future first,” he explained. “Usual Suspects was this movie starring Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Dan Hedaya, Giancarlo Esposito, and then they all left, and then a new group came – the suspects.”

He added: “The same thing here – we had the X-Men of the future, all of them, all the actors I had worked with from the past all came, and then they left and a whole new group arrived, so you really feel like you’re making two very different movies.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past boasts a massive cast with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart all set to appear. They will be joined by Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage and Ellen Page.

An official synopsis for the film was previously released, stating: “The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens in UK cinemas on May 22, 2014 and a day later on May 23, 2014 in the US.