With the news that Bryan Singer is intending to introduce a character that will be completely computer generated in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," this is the perfect time to start speculating just who that character might be. Singer's newest film "Jack the Giant Slayer," which is due in theaters March 1 and stars Nicholas Hoult (he was Beast in "X-Men: First Class" and will be returning for the sequel), utilizes a buttload of motion capture technology. While promoting the film, Singer had this to say about possibly using the same technology in "Days of Future Past."
"I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in 'X-Men.' I don't wanna say how, yet, but I'm definitely using some of this technology on 'X-Men' which I never used in any of the other 'X-Men' films."
Singer then tried to avoid answering whether or not a character will be fully CGI by saying that he's still doing research on it. Does he intend on using this for the Sentinels? Probably, but it's more fun to think a more eccentric character will be introduced that could initially be completely CGI.
In the original story, major characters include Colossus, Magneto, Moira MacTaggert, Storm, Wolverine, Xavier, and of course Kitty Pryde. However, the Fantastic Four play a key role as well that mostly falls on the shoulders of the son of Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman; Franklin Richards. Also introduced is Rachel Summers who helps guide the now adult Kitty Pryde back to her past self. Rachel is the daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey, but from an alternate reality. She's also known as Phoenix and possesses similar powers.
On the villainous side of things is the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants lead by Mystique with Avalanche, Blob, Destiny, and Pyro. At one point, Wolverine fights two Nightcrawlers and Storm won't let Logan use his adamantium claws. One of the Nightcrawlers is revealed to by Mystique, who seems to know an awful lot about Nightcrawler including his real name.
Pretend that the Sentinels aren't what Singer was referring to in that interview. Rachel Summers could potentially be all CG if she only appears when she's using her powers. Magma from The New Mutants who has the ability to control fire and lava (but could be confusing if Rachel is also introduced) is a possibility as is Chamber from Generation X; the man who communicates through telepathy due to the constant flow of psionic energy bursting from his chest. Mimic could be an interesting choice since he's permanently equipped with the powers of the original X-Men. That could be fairly interesting since the "First Class" team is vastly different from its comic book counterpart. The two characters that could be really entertaining in an "X-Men" film are Morph and Warlock. Due to their appearances, CG would be required to bring them to life even when they weren't using their powers; especially Warlock. How about a version of Havok that doesn't have to hula hoop to use his powers? Nevertheless, it's fun to think about even if it is just wishful thinking.
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