If you're not already following Bryan Singer on Twitter, get on it. The director who helmed X-Men and X2 (the best of the franchise to date) has returned to the mutant-centered franchise for the X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. And he has been sharing some enticing looks behind the scenes with his Twitter following, which shockingly is only 58 thousand strong.
Last year, Singer's twitter feed unveiled a tantalizing glimpse of X-Men: Days of Future Past's screenplay with a telling intro quote. Last week Singer shared what appeared to be a look outside Cerebro, and yesterday he shared the teaser image above, showing Patrick Stewart back in his Prof. X costume—though seemingly without the character's trademark wheelchair—for some pictures before production begins today!
X-Men: Days of Future Past will follow a popular storyline from the comic books wherein the X-Men try to prevent a dystopian future where mutants are stalked by deadly Sentinels and thrown into internment camps. To fans' delight this premise calls for X-Men actors from both ends of this super-powered franchise to reprise their roles, meaning both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy will appear as Professor Charles Xavier, and Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender will play Magneto. Others returning include Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Halle Berry as Storm, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Plus, there's enticing new additions to the cast, including Omar Sy and Peter Dinklage, though the roles of both are currently—and infuriatingly!—under wraps.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters July 18th, 2014. But in the meantime, we'll get the next dose of X-Men's growing film series when The Wolverine opens on July 26th, 2013.