Bryan Singer has revealed yet another big tease about the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on his Twitter account. Though Rose Byrne’s CIA agent Moira McTaggart won’t be in the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” sequel, it seems like James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier will still be working with the United States intelligence unit.
The latest image Singer tweeted is Xavier’s Oxford University thesis on human genetic mutation, which was apparently written for the CIA. It was published in 1973, so it seems as though over a decade has passed since the events of “First Class.” That aligns with what we’ve heard of the movie so far, but it’s still nice to have official confirmation.
McAvoy recently opened up about the outfits he’ll wear in the new movie. “I had my first costume fitting,” he said. “[Xavier] looks cool. He looks fun. I like his ’70’s costumes.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” features returning actors McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, and newcomers Omar Sy Peter Dinklage. The movie is due in theaters on July 18, 2014.
The official plot synopsis says “the storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.”