Following the huge success of the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class, which went on to gross an impressive $353m worldwide, it was no surprise when it was announced that a sequel to the film was going to be made. What was a bit of a surprise was when Matthew Vaughn chose not to direct the movie, which opened the door for original X-Men director Bryan Singer to return.
When it was revealed that Bryan Singer was bringing together a lot of the original X-Men cast and combining them with the new cast, many people felt that he was being over ambitious. However, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks to have come together nicely and Bryan has spoken out to defend his decision to have such a huge cast in the film.
During a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Singer explained, "I wanted a full cast but I didn't want it to feel forced. We wanted to make it feel organic, not take a 'kitchen sink' approach but bring together characters with interesting powers. The movie has a lot of humor at the beginning, then as the stakes grow, it gets darker and darker."
The huge X-Men: Days of Future Past cast includes the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore and Patrick Stewart, plus many more. X-Men: Days of Future Past will open on May 22 in the UK, before then landing in the US on May 23.