X-Men: Days Of Future Past Won't Have Mutants In Leather Suits

Michael Fassbender as Magneto
(Image credit: Marvel)

As cool as comic book superheroes look on the page, some costumes simply can't be fully transitioned in a live-action movie. Take, for example, Hawkeye, who was played by Jeremy Renner in both Thor and The Avengers. The hero is typically drawn with a garish amount of loud purple with an eye mask that sticks about four inches off the sides of his face. So when they were making a costume for Renner they toned things down a bit, giving his new armor a utilitarian look, no mask, and bits of dark purple to appease fans.

Perhaps the best example of on-screen costumes not matching their comic counterparts is Bryan Singer's first X-Men movie. Pretty much every member of the superhero team - save Professor X - had a costume that wouldn't fit for the adaptation. The result was having the team abandon individual uniforms and instead fight in leather suits. But such will not be the case in Singer's next contribution to the franchise.

The filmmaker is currently hard at work preparing to make the sequel to X-Men: First Class, called Days of Future Past, and has revealed that everyone's favorite mutants will be getting new threads in the movie. After some Tweets showing off images from Jack The Giant Slayer this afternoon, Singer sent out the following message:

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Obviously that's quite cryptic, but what makes it even harder to comprehend is the fact that we're not really 100% sure who is actually going to be a part of the new cast. Given that production is gearing up fairly soon I'm sure we're not long off from a few casting announcements and a plot synopsis. But in the meantime, what would you like to see the new costumes look like? Given the classic look of Michael Fassbender's Magneto at the end of X-Men: First Class I really hope they make a serious effort to match the classic costumes.

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